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UPS stops funding Boy Scouts due to group’s anti-gay policies

This past July, following a two-year review of its rules, a Boy Scouts committee chose to continue the group’s policy of excluding gay members, prompting criticism from civil rights groups and some current and former scouts.

Gay politicians signal attitude change in Italy

ROME — Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi once fended off accusations of sexual impropriety by stating that "it's better to like beautiful girls than to be gay." That kind of macho sentiment may be losing its appeal among Italians after Sicilians elected an openly gay man to be governor of a region traditionally seen as one of the country’s most conservative.

Chick-fil-A: customers increase, despite anti-gay-marriage stance

"There was a lot of talk that this would hurt Chick-fil-A, but it actually helped the brand," Jeff Davis, president of Sandelman, told USA Today.

US LGBT population at 3.4 percent: Study

More than 120,000 adult respondents' data shows diversity of LGBT community.

Russian nationalists attack Moscow gay bar on international Coming Out Day celebration

A group of Russian nationalists attacked a Moscow gay bar on Thursday, threatening patrons with broken bottles and guns in an assualt that coincided with International Coming Out Day.

Scalia on homosexual sodomy: It's a 'no-brainer' to outlaw

Justice Scalia said that outlawing homosexual sodomy was a "no-brainer" based on a strict reading of the Constitution.

‘Gay conversion therapy’ banned for minors in California

“No one should stand idly by while children are being psychological abused, and anyone who forces a child to try to change their sexual orientation must understand this is unacceptable,” Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) said, according to the LA Times.

DOMA: Vermont joins the fight against the Defense of Marriage Act

Vermont is the latest state to join the fight against DOMA, or the Defense of Marriage Act, which seeks to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

Chile’s army chief apologizes for anti-gay memo

Defense Minister Andres Allemand said today that he’s requested a full military review of the matter, the AP reported.

On Location Video: Transvestites are more than 'bienvenidos' in a Mexican town

Indigenous Zapotec culture accepts Muxes, gay and often crossdressing men who help support their families financially.
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