Tuesday, July 30, 2013

International Gay News Headlines (T25T-3)

Canada's new rainbow crossings have been unveiled in time for Vancouver's Pride Week celebrations â€" and the local council says they're there permanently.
The new pontiff appears to have a much more relaxed attitude to gay people than his predecessor.
What's happening in Russia at the moment is a travesty for human rights.

ABC News

Pope Shifts Church's Tone on Gay People
ABC News
Pope Francis departed from his predecessors' remarks on gay people, telling reporters today that he was not in a position to judge people based on their sexuality. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge ...
'Who am I to judge?' pope says of gay priestsFort Worth Star Telegram
International News | Pope Francis reaches out to gay priestsThe Journalist
Pope Francis says he won't judge gay priestsSouthernminn.com
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Randy Thomas, Former VP Of Ex-Gay Group Exodus International, Apologizes ...
Huffington Post
In June, controversial "ex-gay" Christian therapy group Exodus International announced it would be closing, and its president, Alan Chambers, posted an apology to anyone in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community who had been hurt as a ...

Pope condemns gay lobby, wants to give women bigger role
Ahram Online
Pope Francis on Monday condemned the gay lobby but said that homosexuals should not be marginalised. Women should be given a bigger role in the church, the pontiff said on his flight back from Brazil to Rome, although he refused to consider their ...

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The Corrections Minister has acknowledged trans prisoners are a vulnerable group with highly-complex needs, as progress is being made on the issue of where they are housed.
The NZ Society of Authors Auckland branch is organising three events for the 2013 Auckland Pride Festival. The premier event is “One Hour with Two” , which has NZSA president Tony Simpson in conversation with outgoing gay Sargeson Fellow David Lyndon Brown, and lesbian novelist Julie Helean.The free event will be held in the Auckland [...]
This Friday is the due date for submissions regarding the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. The Chair person for the Campaign for Marriage Equality Public Meetings in Wellington, Rawa Karetai said, “We believe that we should live in a country without discrimination and bullying. The current law discriminates against a certain number of people [...]
Legalise LoveLegaliseLove has opted to elect two co-chairs, queer youth worker Tabby Besley and Theatre, Film and Media student Jett Ranchhod, whose experiences within New Zealand’s diverse LGBTI community will only strengthen the group’s goal of marriage equality. “I’m looking forward to working with and involving all parts of the community, especially young people and groups [...]
Speaking at a Christian conference, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said that popular opinion on equal marriage is "not a case for changing obedience to God".
The Mexican state of Colima has become the latest in the country to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, as a change was made in the state's constitution by a majority of local authorities.
The sheriff's office in Baton Rouge, the capital of the US state of Louisiana, has issued a statement denying that its officers used a defunct law to specifically target gay men, but admitted possibly using the wrong approach.
Pope Francis has offered a "change of tone" on gay people "but not a change in substance," says Peter Tatchell.
A Russian legislator who co-sponsored the controversial anti-gay law recently introduced, has said the government cannot suspend the law for the 2014 Winter Olympics, as has been suggested this week.
Following a meeting held on monday with Croatian LGBT groups, the Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandic has said the city would host and sponsor an annual LGBT conference.
In an exclusive PinkNews interview, gay columnist Owen Jones praises David Cameron’s “courage” on equal marriage, claims the reform would have happened under Labour, and delivers some tough words to Ed Miliband on Labour's communication strategy.
The chairman of the FA's anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has launched a new campaign to tackle homophobia and other discrimination, and urged clubs to do more to support players who report abuse.
The city of Vancouver has unveiled rainbow street crossings amid this week's Pride Week celebrations, and unlike similar crossings in Sydney earlier this year which were later removed, the local council says they are permanent.
One Direction singer Harry Styles has addressed rumours he's more than just friends with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.
The mayor of Vancouver has spoken out to heavily criticise the recent introduction of Russian anti-gay laws ahead of the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi in 2014.
A new poll has found that a majority of US voters are in favour of legalising equal marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Lawmakers in the US state of Nebraska are set to begin discussions around equal marriage.
Richard Smith believes we are living in an era of "passive gay activism" - and he points to the much-publicised boycott of Russian vodka by some in the LGBT community as proof.
Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Olugbenga Ashiru, has rejected claims that he’d previously said gay diplomats and their same-sex spouses would be accepted in the country.
The Chairman of NBC Sports Group Mark Lazarus, has announced that the US television network would acknowledge Russia's anti-gay laws during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, if they were to pose an issue.
The editor of Attitude magazine Matthew Todd will chair a debate about drug use in the LGBT community at London’s Southbank Centre next month.
The first retirement home catering specifically for LGBT over 50s has been given the go-ahead to open in South West France.
A Democratic US Senator who was one of the main opponents against the now repealed ban on gay and lesbian people serving openly in the military, has now set her sights on tackling the way sexual assaults are handled in the military.
Three men were arrested last week in Brighton as part of a crack-down on drug dealers by Sussex Police in the run up to Saturday's Pride festival.

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