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HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorized independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday despite the Communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of civil society in the one-party state.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban gay rights activists denounced the government's decision to cancel this year's parade against homophobia, accusing it of snatching away their main platform at a key moment as the Caribbean nation is set to debate legalizing same-sex marriage.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban evangelical churches are collecting signatures to petition against a proposed constitutional amendment that would open the door to gay marriage, as part of an unusually strong nongovernmental political campaign for the Communist-run island.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should emulate India's footsteps to abolish colonial-era anti-sodomy laws, said the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG).
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Muslim ceremonies, according to a copy of a religious edict Reuters obtained on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For deeply divided Republicans, Tuesday's elections in New Jersey and Virginia did little to resolve the ongoing feud between hardline conservatives and establishment pragmatists who worry the party is drifting too far to the right to win statewide and national elections.