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International UN Creates Envoy Position Dedicated to Worldwide LGBTQ Safety and Equality

The United Nations Human Rights Council announced the creation of the first-ever UN position dedicated to combating violence and discrimination against LGBTQ people worldwide today. The effort to establish the independent expert post was led by the council's Latin American member countries, and supported by more than 620 non-governmental organizations from 151 countries around the world. READ MORE.

Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Attacker Given Life Sentence

JERUSALEM (AP) - A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years. READ MORE.

Islamic State group targets gays with brutal public killings

REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) - The Islamic State group, which on Monday called the Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen one of the soldiers of the caliphate in America,' has a history of targeting gays with brutal public killings. READ MORE.

Bangladesh Police Arrest Suspect in Killing of Gay Activist

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Police in Bangladesh said Sunday that they have arrested a suspected Muslim militant for his alleged involvement in the killing last month of a gay rights activist and his friend in the capital. READ MORE.

Portuguese Lawmakers Extend Pregnancy Rights to Gay Women

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Gay women will soon have access to artificial insemination in Portugal after the country's Parliament approved legal changes widening access to the procedure. READ MORE.

National Gay Media Association Condemns Bangladeshi Editor's Killing

BANGLADESH - The National Gay Media Association April 27 joins with the world community in condemning the senseless and brutal killing April 26 of Xulhaz Mannan, the editor of Roopbaan, an LGBTI publication in Bangladesh. READ MORE.

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