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Two UK Men Accused of Blackmailing Gay Men on Grindr

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 9
Two men from the United Kingdom have been charged with blackmailing gay men via the social media app, Grindr.

Leader of the feminist protest group Femen Ukrainian Inna Shevchenko, left, with other members of the group wearing flower crowns.

Topless Activists on Trial Over Notre Dame Protest

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 9
French prosecutors want activists who bared their breasts in Notre Dame Cathedral to pay thousands of euros in fines for damages.

Gay Club in Kiev Attacked By Mob of Neo-Nazis: Video

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 8
Violence against the LGBT community in Eastern Europe continued this week with an attack by a group of 15 to 20 neo-nazis against the gay club "Pomada" (Lipstick) in Kiev. The melee was captured on video by a surveillance camera.

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signing the anti-gay bill

Uganda: Donors Who Withheld Aid ’Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 8
The Ugandan government now says that international donors who withheld aid because of their anti-gay bill have "misinterpreted" the law, whose main focus was to "stop the promotion of homosexuality to children and others."

Bert and Ernie

N. Ireland Bakery in Trouble For Refusing Bert & Ernie Pro-Gay Cake

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 8
A Northern Ireland bakery headed by conservative Christians may be in hot water after they refused to make a gay-themed cake involving the classic characters Bert and Ernie from "Sesame Street."

UN Recognizes Gay Marriages for Staffers

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Sanminiatelli | Jul 8
The United Nations announced it would recognize the gay marriages of all its staffers, in a major policy shift that opens the door for the spouses of gay employees to enjoy the same benefits as the husbands and wives of their heterosexual colleagues

Netherlands’ Dirk Kuyt

Fancy Footwear Leads Russian Orthodox Priest to Slam World Cup as a Gay ’Abomination’

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 7
A Russian Orthodox priest slammed FIFA’s World Cup football (soccer) competition currently playing out in Brazil, claiming the sporting event is a "homosexual abomination" because the athletes wear brightly colored shoes.

Fans across the globe already say no to homophobia at soccer matches

Russia is So Anti-Gay, FIFA World Cup Can’t Be Held There

SPORTS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
As FIFA looks at Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are concerned that the nation is so homophobic, it won’t jibe with FIFA’s stated mission to fight discrimination at the World Cup.

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M4M :: World’s Oldest Erotic Graffiti is Gay

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 7
The world’s oldest erotic graffiti was recently discovered and experts say the carving of two penises engraved on a rock were made by an ancient Greek gay couple.

Passengers queue at the security checkpoint at the Rhein-Main airport in Frankfurt, Germany.

What’s Behind the New Airport Security Measures

INTERNATIONAL | By Ken Dilanian | Jul 7
The Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.