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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.

Gay rights activists take part in a Gay Pride march in Split, Croatia.

Croatia Approves Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 15
The Eastern European country of Croatia overwhelmingly approved civil unions Tuesday, allowing same-sex couples to enter into life partnerships.

Elton John

Church of England to Elton John: Jesus Wouldn't Support Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 14
Last month, Sir Elton John made headlines when he said in an interview that he believes Jesus Christ would support gay marriage. But not so fast "Rocket Man" -- the Church of England says otherwise.

South African Eats Man's Heart to Prove He's Straight

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 14
A businessman from Zimbabwe is on trial in South Africa Wednesday after admitting he ripped out a man's heart and ate it "to show he was not gay," while the victim was alive.

Singapore Backs Call to Destroy Gay-Themed Books

INTERNATIONAL | By Satish Cheney | Jul 12
A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries. All copies will be destroyed.