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Russia May Fingerprint HIV-Positive Citizens

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
After cracking down its LGBT citizenry last where, when President Vladimir Putin signed the controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, it looks like some Russian lawmakers are taking aim at HIV-positive individuals.

India’s LGBT activists are looking to repeal Section 377

Indian Supreme Court Will Reconsider Colonial-Era Sodomy Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 22
India’s LGBT advocates get a final chance to overturn the colonial-era Section 377 Sodomy Laws.

Couple Arrested for Kissing in Mexico

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 22
Mexican police arrested and fined a gay couple Sunday for kissing.

If the signees of an online petition get their way, you won’t be able to lick this.

Petition Calls For A Stop To The Tom of Finland Stamp

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 21
The recent decision by the Finland postal service to roll out a series of stamps to commemorate the work of artist Tom of Findland is facing some opposition in the form of a petition calling for a halt to the soon to be miniature lickable homoerotic art.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Gay British Man Says He’s a Kardashianphobe

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 21
A lot of people really, really, dislike Kim Kardashian, but a gay British man has raised the bar to a new level.

UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate

INTERNATIONAL | By Edith M. Lederer | Apr 20
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.

A newly wed couple rest on the Pont des Arts in Paris, Wednesday April 16, 2014

Paris... City of Love, or City of Locks?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jamey Keaten | Apr 20
Concerns about scenery are clashing with sentimentality in this reputed City of Love over a profusion of padlocks hitched by lovers on bridges as symbols of everlasting "amour" - locks that some decry as an eyesore.

Norwegian Plumber Sentenced for Stabbing Coworker 10 Times for Gay Jokes

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 19
A plumber from Norway has been sentenced to time in a mental care facility, in lieu of jail, after he stabbed a coworker ten times for making jokes about him, implying the plumber is gay.

UK KFC Apologizes for Allegedly Booting Lesbian Couple for Kissing

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
A lesbian couple were allegedly kicked out of a KFC in Bath, England, after other customers complained about the women’s "heavy petting."

Moska drink

Australia Bans Energy Drink that Causes Erections

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
Australian health officials banned an energy drink, which calls itself "natural," after it was discovered that it contains a prescription drug used for erectile dysfunction at levels above the recommended dosage.

Secretary of State John Kerry

US Decries Anti-Semitic Leaflets in Ukraine

INTERNATIONAL | By Matthew Lee | Apr 18
The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences.