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May 17 Is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

By EDGE | May 17
May 17 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a "Global Celebration of Sexual and Gender Identities," with events across the globe.

10 Gay Activists Detained in Georgia

May 17
Police in the former Soviet republic of Georgia say they have detained 10 gay rights activists who were painting graffiti on the fence of the Georgian Orthodox Patriarch's office.

Alan Cumming Hosts United Nations LGBT Gala

By Michael Astor | May 17
Scottish actor and activist Alan Cumming says he's pleased to be hosting the first LGBT gala ever held at the United Nations, but he also finds it a bit silly that it's taken so long.

Bangladesh Police Arrest Suspect in Killing of Gay Activist

May 15
Police in Bangladesh said Sunday that they have arrested a suspected Muslim militant for his alleged involvement in the killing last month of a gay rights activist and his friend in the capital.

Ukraine's Jamala Wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

May 15
Ukrainian singer Jamala's melancholic tune about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars was crowned the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday, an unusual choice for the kitschy pop fest.

Poster at Lithuanian Eatery: Trump Locking Lips With Putin

By Jan M. Olsen | May 14
A street artist in Lithuania has adorned a barbecue restaurant with a poster showing Donald Trump locking lips with Vladimir Putin.

Eurovision Song Contest Finally Gets a US TV Home at Logo

By Lynn Elber | May 14
America's trade deficit will rise Saturday, but it's a good thing: After 60 years, the Eurovision Song Contest finally is being imported for U.S. viewers.

Erdogan to West: Care About Syrians as Much as Gay Weddings

May 13
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Western countries, saying they care more about gay and animal rights than the fate of conflict-stricken Syrians.

Portuguese Lawmakers Extend Pregnancy Rights to Gay Women

May 13
Gay women will soon have access to artificial insemination in Portugal after the country's Parliament approved legal changes widening access to the procedure.

Gay Spanish Soccer Referee Quits After Abuse at Games

By Barry Hatton and Ciaran Giles | May 12
A gay Spanish soccer referee is giving up the job after repeatedly being the target of verbal abuse at games because of his sexual orientation.

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