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Russia President & Elton John Won't Meet to Talk LGBT Rights

May 26
It looks like Russian President Vladimir Putin and pop icon Sir Elton John won't be meeting anytime soon to talk about gay rights.

Israeli Transgender Contestants Ready for Finals

By Oded Balilty | May 26
Contenders in Israel's first transgender pageant have been polishing their moves this week ahead of Friday's competition.

Report: ISIS Accuses Teen of Being Gay, Stones Him to Death

May 25
A Tuesday report from ARA News claims members of ISIS accused a teenage boy in Syria of homosexuality before stoning him to death. The execution reportedly took place Monday in the country's eastern Dier ez-Zor province.

Anti-LGBT Columnist Blasts Trudeau Over Trans Protections Amendment

May 24
Less than a month after warning readers that any acceptance of same-sex marriage by the Methodist Church would usher in a "tsunami of perversion," anti-LGBT columnist Jennifer LeClaire is back.

Forensic Expert: Human Remains in EgyptAir Crash Have Burns

By Sam Magdy | May 24
A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains recovered from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burns on them and are "very tiny," which suggests an explosion may have taken place in midair on board the aircraft.

Ian McKellen: 'India Needs to Grow Up' About Gays

May 24
British actor Ian McKellen has criticized India's use of a British colonial law to crack down on homosexuals, saying in an interview with a Mumbai newspaper published Tuesday that "India needs to grow up."

Rio Olympics to Top London In Supply of Condoms

By Stephen Wade | May 23
About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, three times more than for the London Games four years ago, the International Olympic Committee says.

Obama: Taliban Leader's Death a 'Milestone' for Afghan Peace

By Nancy Benac | May 23
President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour by a U.S. airstrike should send a "clear signal" to anti-American extremists that "we're going to protect our people."

Acapulco: The Most Dangerous Beach in the World?

By Mark Stevenson | May 23
Along with beach towels or sandals, there's a new popular beach accessory that says a lot about the violence gripping this once-glamorous resort: a small black leather tote hanging from the neck or shoulders of some men. It holds a pistol.

US Intelligence: Foreign Hackers Spying On Campaigns

By Deb Riechmann | May 22
The United States sees evidence of hackers, possibly working for foreign governments, snooping on the presidential candidates, the nation's intelligence chief said Wednesday.

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