Category: International

Trans teen killed by mob in Jamaica

Dwayne Jones, 16, confided in a  friend he was attending a party as a girl for the 1st time DAVID McFADDEN  |  Associated Press MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate...

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Pope lashes out in face of marriage gains

Benedict XVI uses one of his most important speeches of the year — the Christmas address — to push so-called traditional family values NICOLE WINFIELD  |  Associated Press VATICAN CITY — The pope pressed his opposition to gay...

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Bolivian department considers marriage equality

Marco Carrillo While several countries in South America have already embraced marriage equality, Bolivia may be following the U.S. piecemeal model. Legislation has been proposed in one departmental (state) legislature to...

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Ugandan lawmakers hold hearings on anti-gay bill

Supporter says death penalty provision is ‘something we have moved away from,’ but measure expected to pass if it’s voted on this week GODFREY OLUKYA | Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan parliament...

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10 countries now allow same-sex marriage

Associated Press NEW YORK — A leading rights group says 10 countries have legalized same-sex marriage in the past decade. But Human Rights Watch said in a survey released Monday that bias continues against people who want to...

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St. Lucia decries attack on 3 gay US tourists

Michael Baker, left, and Nick Smith   GUY ELLIS | Associated Press CASTRIES, St. Lucia — A robbery and assault on three gay American tourists at their vacation cottage has St. Lucia officials scrambling to assure visitors...

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Gay Polish soccer fans want separate seating

Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — A group of gay Polish soccer fans has called on the organizers of the 2012 European Championships to set aside separate seating for gays and lesbians to protect them from harrassment and...

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LGBT group demands apology from FIFA

President of soccer’s governing body said gays attending World Cup in Qatar in 2022 should refrain from sex STEVE DOUGLAS  |  AP Sports Writer LONDON — A leading international gay rights group demanded an official apology...

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