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n this June 2, 2012 file photo, transgender activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi attends a meeting to discuss ways of achieving equality for transgenders and eunuchs in New Delhi, India.

India’s Top Court Recognizes Third Gender

INTERNATIONAL | By Nirmala George | Apr 15
India’s top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

Finland’s New Homoerotic Stamps

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 14
Finland will celebrate artist Tom of Finland with a set of new incredible homoerotic stamps, scheduled to be released in the fall.

Irish journalist John Waters claims he is the real victim of his anti-gay attacks.

Irish Journalist Plays Victim Card on ’Pantigate’ Scandal

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 14
Citing weight loss, insomnia and being ostracized by media colleagues, one of the alleged anti-gay journalists at the center of the "Pantigate" scandal in Ireland is serving up enough w(h)ine to put Napa Valley to shame.

Malta to Legalize Civil Unions

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 14
Maltese lawmakers are expected to pass a bill Monday that will legalize civil unions, allowing same-sex couples to have the same rights as straight married couples, including the ability to adopt children, in the predominately Catholic country.

Ugandan nurse, Rosemary Namubiru, sits in court in the capital Kampala, Uganda

In Uganda, Nurse Accused of Spreading HIV

AIDS | By Rodney Muhumuza | Apr 13
A nurse who tried to give an injection to a distraught child was accused of attempting to infect it with HIV when she accidentally pricked herself, then tried to administer the injection.

Andrew Moffat resigned under pressure from parents

Gay UK Teacher Resigns After Muslim Parents Complain

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 12
A gay assistant head teacher in the UK has resigned under pressure from mostly Muslim parents, who said that they didn’t want their kids to "learn that it’s okay to be gay."

UN Conference Provokes Heated Gay Rights Debate

INTERNATIONAL | By Edith Lederer | Apr 11
Many countries at this week’s U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

Anti-Hate Speech Law Detains ’Porno Pete’ at the Canadian Border

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 11
"Porno Pete" LaBarbera was detained at the Canadian border due to a law that prohibits the misinformation and spread of hate speech in that country.

Pre-Loaded Gay Porn in Super Store DVD Player Has British Mum ’Frozen’ with Anger

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 11
A DVD player bought at a British supermarket that apparently came pre-loaded with gay porn has a mother of twin girls frozen with anger and she won’t let it go.

Is Italy on its Way to Legalize Gay Marriage?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 10
An Italian court ruled Wednesday that a town must recognize the marriage of a same-sex couple who tied the knot in the United States - a number of LGBT rights activists consider the decision the first step for Italy to finally recognize gay marriage.