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International France Ending Ban On Gay Male Blood Donors

France will end its ban on blood donations by gay men, its health minister said Nov. 4, calling the move the end "of a taboo and discrimination." READ MORE.

Gay Priest Fired By Vatican Describes 'Special Homophobia'

The Polish monsignor who came out as gay and was fired by the Vatican just before a meeting of bishops about outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families says that a "special kind of homophobia" exists among priests, because those who are homosexual are forced to hate themselves. READ MORE.

Colombia High Court Rules For Adoptions By Same-Sex Couples

In a historic decision, Colombia's constitutional court opened the door Nov. 4 for same-sex couples to legally adopt children in the conservative South American nation. READ MORE.

Gay Couples Celebrate Civil Unions For First Time In Chile

Dozens of same-sex couples in Chile began celebrating civil unions on Oct. 22, taking advantage of a new law that gay advocates say is a clear sign of change in a country long regarded as one of Latin America's most socially conservative. READ MORE.

Exiled Nigerian Lecturer Appeals For Gay Dialogue

Bisi Alimi has been assaulted and persecuted and fled into exile, all because he is gay. Now, he's speaking out about his travails to persuade British legislators to engage Nigerian policy makers about a law that makes even befriending a homosexual a crime punishable by 10 years in jail. READ MORE.

Law Punishing Gay Sex With Caning Takes Effect In Indonesia

A law that makes gay sex punishable by public caning took effect Oct. 23 in a conservative Indonesian province. READ MORE.

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