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Austria Offers Outrageous Reasons for Denying Gays Asylum

Austria Offers Outrageous Reasons for Denying Gays Asylum

Aug 16
Austria has made headlines this week for the oddball - and stereotyped - reasons some of its officials have given for rejecting gay asylum seekers.

Indonesian President Urges Tolerance in Annual Speech

Indonesian President Urges Tolerance in Annual Speech

Aug 16
Indonesia's president urged his country to embrace its founding spirit of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year.

Watch: Gothenburg Celebrates EuroPride with Rainbow Trams

Watch: Gothenburg Celebrates EuroPride with Rainbow Trams

Aug 16
Gothenburg prepares for EuroPride with a moving art exhibition where young artists have repainted the city's iconic trams in rainbow colors.

Italy Hunts for Blame in Bridge Collapse that Killed 39

Italy Hunts for Blame in Bridge Collapse that Killed 39

By Frances D'Emilio, Colleen Barry and Paolo Santalucia | Aug 16
- As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance.

Germany Creates 3rd Gender Identity for Records: 'Diverse'

Germany Creates 3rd Gender Identity for Records: 'Diverse'

By Geir Moulson | Aug 16
Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the country's highest court.

Armenian Police Says Officers Injured in Scuffle at Station

Armenian Police Says Officers Injured in Scuffle at Station

Aug 15
Police in Armenia say that they have detained a man on charges of assaulting and injuring police officers in an incident that followed an attack on a group of gay people.

Australian's Parliament Speech on 'Final Solution' Condemned

Australian's Parliament Speech on 'Final Solution' Condemned

Aug 15
An Australian senator is being condemned for his speech in Parliament advocating reviving a white-only immigration policy and using the term "final solution" in calling for a vote on which migrants to admit into the country.

In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights is Seen as Victory

In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights is Seen as Victory

By David Crary | Aug 14
Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public life.

Romanian Police Attack Israeli Tourists Amid Protest

Romanian Police Attack Israeli Tourists Amid Protest

Aug 13
Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest.

Tunisian Fundamentalists Protest Report on Sexual Equality

Tunisian Fundamentalists Protest Report on Sexual Equality

By Bouazza Ben Bouazza | Aug 12
Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists protested Saturday in front of the nation's parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality that they claim are contrary to Islam.

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