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Montenegro Braces For Second Ever Pride Parade, Months After First Attempt Ended In Violence

Montenegro Braces For Second Ever Pride Parade, Months After First Attempt Ended In Violence

View this image › A counter-protestor prepares to lob a flare during Montenegro’s first pride parade held in July. AP Photo/Risto Bozovic, File WASHINGTON — After organizers of Montenegro’s first gay pride parade, held in the coastal city of Boudva in July, were forced to flee the march in boats because counter-protestors began hurling rocks,

The Netherlands Passes Landmark Gender Identity Law

The Netherlands Passes Landmark Gender Identity Law

View this image › Dutch Queen Maxima (left) receives a map showing status of LGBT rights in Europe. KOEN VAN WEEL/AFP / Getty A new law expected to take effect in July gives transgender people in the Netherlands the ability to change their identity on official documents with only a statement from “an expert” testifying

Massachusetts Anti-Gay Activist Tells Jamaica To Preserve Law Banning Sodomy

Massachusetts Anti-Gay Activist Tells Jamaica To Preserve Law Banning Sodomy

View this image › Michele McDonald/The Boston Globe via Getty Images An anti-gay activist from Massachusetts has warned Jamaicans that repealing the country’s sodomy provision would end freedom of speech and lead to a surge of sexually transmitted diseases during a rally in Kingston. Brian Camenker, founder of MassResistance, was the keynote speaker at an

U.S. Diplomats In Poland Cover "Jingle Bell Rock"

U.S. Diplomats In Poland Cover “Jingle Bell Rock”

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=qo5rhfZHsGo. WASHINGTON — The staff of the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland and the consulate in Krakow have recorded a full-length cover of “Jingle Bell Rock” in time for Christmas. U.S. Ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull appears in a Santa hat and has a short solo at the 0:11 mark. The embassy

The Mystery Of Ukraine's Maidan

The Mystery Of Ukraine’s Maidan

View this image › AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky KIEV, Ukraine — Clutching lit flares aloft and driving a bulldozer straight at a phalanx of riot police, half a dozen young men in surgical masks became the enduring image of huge protests when they tried to storm Ukraine’s presidential administration building on Dec 1. The demonstration on

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