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Egyptian bill seeks to criminalize same-sex relationships with possibility of 15-year sentence

Egyptian lawmakers are expected to discuss soon a controversial bill that has been slammed by international human rights groups. The bill seeks to criminalize...

Danica Roem becomes first openly transgender elected official in Virginia

Virginia has elected its first openly transgender official. 32-year-old Danica Roem defeated Tuesday her Republican opponent, incumbent Del. Robert G. Marshall, becoming a representative...

Tajikistan conducts registration for LGBT citizens in order to “prevent spreading STDs”

Tajikistan’s government has compiled a list of about 400 of its gay and lesbian citizens, who will be required to undergo testing in order...

Israel commits to passing same-sex adoption law by next year

Three months after sparking outrage by claiming that children adopted by same-sex couples would carry "additional baggage," the state has assured the Supreme Court...

Israel changes stance on same-sex adoption laws

Following the uproar surrounding Israel’s stance on same-sex adoptions that came into the spotlight due to an appeal to Israel’s Supreme Court, the state...

Shas members divided over fate of MK who attended gay nephew’s wedding

Following MK Yigal Guetta's decision to resign, some Shas members think his decision to attend his gay nephew's wedding does not justify his dismissal...

Rabbis call for dismissal of Haredi MK for taking part in gay nephew’s wedding

After MK Yigal Guetta (Shas) revealed his participation in his gay nephew’s wedding, a list of rabbis published a joint letter requesting his immediate...

Israeli Welfare Ministry revises controversial stance on same-sex adoption

Following the public storm caused by the Israeli government’s response to the Supreme Court, which determined that same-sex couples cannot adopt children in order...

Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit expresses support for same-sex adoption

During a closed meeting, Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit expressed support of same-sex adoption, although he is committed to government’s position and law. ...

City of Lod says LGBT Pride Parade won’t happen, police prepare anyway

Lod's LGBT community faced opposition from the city for its upcoming planned Pride Parade, told to hold an evening of dialogue instead. While the...