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 Singapore's Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim

Singapore Won't Destroy 2 Gay Themed Book Titles

Singapore's information minister says two children's books dealing with gay subjects that were ordered removed from public libraries won't be destroyed after all.

3 Travel Safety Tips for LGBT Parents

International travel can expand your family's world view and create timeless memories, but acceptance of LGBT individuals and their families vary from state to state and country to country.

A man gestures at a crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine

Malaysia Says Jetliner Did Not Make Distress Call

INTERNATIONAL | By Eileen NG | Jul 17
The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia's prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route also had been declared safe by the global civil aviation body.

Europe is trying to end the ban on MSM donating blood

Europe Court of Justice Calls for End to Gay Blood Ban

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 17
Europe's Court of Justice is putting its foot down: being a gay man should not mean you are banned from ever giving blood.

Official: Malaysian Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine

INTERNATIONAL | By Peter Leonard | Jul 17
A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.

Gay Kevin Keller ties the knot

Singapore Bans 'Archie' Comics Over Same-Sex Wedding

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 17
Singapore officials are banning "Archie" comics because the series depicts a same-sex wedding.

Macedonia to Ban Gay Marriage in Constitution

Macedonia's parliament has agreed to consider proposed constitutional amendments to effectively ban gay marriage and impose limits on public debt.

Protestors call for an end to the intrusive 'case'

Lebanese Police Use Banned Anal Exam to 'Test' Homosexuality

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 16
The Lebanese police are reportedly still using a "test" for homosexuality banned in 2012 that involves an anal exam deemed to be "torture" by the nation's Order of Physicians.

Rev. Sally Hitchiner

Popular UK Reverend Outed on Live TV

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 16
A popular progressive female reverend from the United Kingdom was accidentally outed on live television this week after a news anchor asked her about being gay.

Celina Jaitly

Millions Watch UN Music Video on LGBT Rights: See it Here

A Bollywood-inspired United Nations music video promoting equal rights for gays, lesbians, transgender people and bisexuals has been watched by more than one million people online and millions more on television since its release on April 30.