LGBT rights

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German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage

MPs pass bill granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including on adoption Germanys parliament has voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, joining many other western democracies in granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including adoption. Norbert Lammert, president of the parliament, said 393 lawmakers voted in favour, while 226 voted against and

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The Babadook: how the horror movie monster became a gay icon

Top-hatted ghoul has been hailed as LGBT figure in corners of social media after it was jokingly floated on Tumblr that he was gay Queer communities of the internet are embracing an unlikely icon this Pride Month: the Babadook. The top-hatted monster, from jenna (@jennafenwick) current favorite meme is the lgbt community insisting that the

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Russia investigates 'gay purge' in Chechnya

Putin officials pursue claims of homosexual men jailed and tortured in republic ruled by Kremlin-backed Ramzan Kadyrov Russian officials are actively investigating claims of a purge of gay men in Chechnya, a process that could lead to a showdown between Moscow and the local Kremlin-backed strongman, Ramzan Kadyrov. Dozens of men in the southern republic

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Indonesian men caned for consensual gay sex in Aceh

Hundreds packed mosques courtyard to witness the canings in Aceh, the only province in Indonesia to practise sharia law Two men in Indonesias Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as medieval torture and escalates an anti-gay backlash. pic.twitter.com/5WownDwGi5 after vigilantes broke into their