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Boy Scouts of America set to allow gay leaders
TIME
An executive committee for Boy Scouts of America unanimously voted to get rid of the organization's ban on gay adult leaders and volunteers on July 13, paving the way for the organization to become as inclusive for adults as it now is for youth. The Scouts' National Executive Board, which governs the body, will now vote on the resolution on July 27, and their decision will go into effect immediately, according to activist group Scouts for Equality.
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Same-sex marriage in Australia may only need two more votes to pass Senate
The Guardian
If same-sex marriage legislation passes the lower house, then its fate in the Senate is in the hands of three Labor and nine Coalition senators who have yet to declare their position on the issue. Guardian Australia surveyed all senators who were either against same-sex marriage or whose position was unknown and asked how they would vote if given a conscience vote on the issue.
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US vows to push Nigeria to outlaw anti-gay discrimination
Pink News
America will continue to put pressure on countries like Nigeria which have anti-LGBT legislation in place. The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield stated that America will continue to pressurise Nigeria. She made this known in a live-web chat with journalists in Washington.
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Ethiopian LGBT activist banned by Facebook under real name policy
Money
An Ethiopian LGBT activist and leader who runs multiple Facebook groups for gay Ethiopians has had his account blocked by Facebook for not using his real name. The activist, who goes by the pseudonym HappyAddis, used the social network to create and administrate some of the most popular groups for gay Ethiopians, including Zega Matters, which has more than 1,000 members.
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Watch: What happens when 2 men walk around Moscow holding hands
The Telegraph
If you're a gay couple in Ireland or the United States, in many ways 2015 has been a good year. In May, the results of an Irish referendum meant that marriage is now recognized irrespective of the sex of the partners. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states should now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize the validity of same-sex marriages.
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Gay Pride and conservative Christians face off in Seoul
SBS
Around 30,000 people from the LGBTQIA community and their allies overwhelmed a few thousand anti-gay protesters during Seoul Pride on 28 June. Candy Yun, member of the Korean Queer Culture Festival committee (KQCF),
which organised Pride, said while some protesters tried to lay down in the path of the parade and threw things at people passing on floats, the day ran according to plan.
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The international war on LGBT people
The Washington Post
As Americans gathered in cities across the country to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage, several thousand Turks also tried to march in support of rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Police in Istanbul attacked them with water cannons and rubber pellets.
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