Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

May 24, 2015

Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world’s first national vote on the issue. As the official ballot counting continued, the only question appeared to be how ...

Apr 28, 2015

Babies from Nepal born to surrogates arrive in Israel

Israel began repatriating its nationals from quake-hit Nepal Monday, including two groups of babies born to surrogate mothers in Kathmandu whose fathers are homosexual Israelis, officials said. Three of the newborns arrived on a military plane in the morning, and five others landed at ...

Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

Apr 26, 2015

Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

by Tomohiro Osaki

Some 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s Shibuya district Sunday afternoon to demonstrate their hope that Japanese society will continue to forge ahead with recent moves to embrace equality and diversity. In a nation where prejudice against sexual minorities persists, ...

Lesbian couple 'wed' amid calls to legalize same-sex marriage

Apr 19, 2015

Lesbian couple 'wed' amid calls to legalize same-sex marriage

A lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony Sunday as calls grow to legalize same-sex marriage. While their marriage will not be recognized under law, actresses Ayaka Ichinose, 34, and Akane Sugimori, 28 — both dressed in white — reportedly tied the knot anyway ...