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Chilean Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Civil Unions

Jan 29
Chilean lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples.

SPLC Calls on GOP to Cancel Hate Group-Sponsored Trip to Israel

By EDGE | Jan 29
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and some 60 RNC members have RSVP'd for a nine-day tour of Israel paid for by the SPLC designated anti-gay hate group American Family Association.

Sen. Markey & Rep. Lowenthal Introduce Legislation Affirming U.S. Commitment to International LGBT Rights

By EDGE | Jan 29
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) introduced bicameral legislation to affirm that LGBT human rights are a foreign policy priority for the U.S. government.

Swedish Swimming Pool Opens Gender Neutral Changing Room

Jan 28
A public swimming pool outside the Swedish capital is reopening this weekend after building a third changing room, for people with a "neutral gender identity."

Palestinian Girl, 14, in Israel Prison for Throwing Rocks

By Mohammed Daraghmeh | Jan 28
The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians.

Japanese Ladies Okanami-Yank It At Female Masturbation Bars

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 28
Japanese women are taking their pleasure into their own hands, so to speak, with female masturbation bars -- places for women to have a drink, browse sex toys and dig the vibes.

Google Nixes Gay Slurs From Translate

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 28
Google will scrub out Google Translate's gay slur synonym suggestions for the word "gay" thanks to a 51,000 petition created by LGBT group All Out.

French Court Allows Gay Marriage Between French, Moroccan

Jan 28
France's highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom's refusal to recognize marriages between two men.

Freedom House Sees Disturbing Global Decline in Democracy

By Alexandra Olson | Jan 28
Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday.

Philippines Rejects US Marine's Appeal to Drop Murder Case

By Oliver Teves | Jan 27
The Philippines on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a U.S. Marine that it drop a murder case against him in the death of a transgender Filipino woman last year.

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