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Lebanon’s Restaurant Ad Features Same-Sex Couple

A Crepaway ad has caught people’s attention on social media. Titled “Come As You Are,” it takes the phrase to a whole other level with some taboo-breaking as Crepaway features a same-sex couple for the first time ever in an ad made for a Lebanese company. The ad was shared on the restaurant’s social media platforms early

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Communist-Ruled Cuba Hosts First Transgender Mass

By Sarah Marsh and Anett Rios MATANZAS, Cuba, May 7 – For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking. Rainbow flags decorated the chapel, while the pastors,

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Father of Orlando Shooter Hosted Political Show on Afghan-Pakistan Issues

By Jonathan Landay and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, June 12 – The Afghan-born father of Omar Mateen, the man police identified as the gunman who killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Florida on Sunday, is a fringe political commentator who rails against Pakistan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Seddique Mateen, who public records

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India’s Supreme Court To Review Law Criminalizing Gay Sex

By Aditya Kalra and Andrew MacAskill NEW DELHI, Feb 3 – India’s top court on Tuesday said it will review a decision over whether to uphold a colonial-era law that criminalizes gay sex in a victory for homosexual rights campaigners at a time when the nation is navigating a path between tradition and modernity. The

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Court Accepts China’s First Same-Sex Marriage Case

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Jan 6 – A court has accepted China’s first same-sex marriage case, lodged by a gay man against a civil affairs bureau for denying him the right to marry, in a decision hailed as a step forward for gay rights. While homosexuality is not illegal in China, and large cities have

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