Pride News Tuesday June 25, 2013

Elton John teases new album after seven years away

British singer-songwriter will release The Diving Board, a tribute to classic American music, in September

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Cameron pacifies anti-gay marriage lobby with tax breaks

UK Prime Minister has attempted to heal the rift in the Conservative party by giving married couples a tax break that could cost £183 million a year

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Gay man becomes Secretary of the US Air Force

Openly gay Eric Fanning has been made acting Secretary of the US Air Force – making him the highest ranking LGBT person at the US Defense Department

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Japan to host its first Pink Dot LGBT pride festival in July

The Japanese island of Okinawa will host a Pink Dot LGBT pride festival on 14 July after being inspired by the Singaporean event of the same name

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70,000 march for LGBT pride in Chile as civil unions stall in Congress

A huge crowd turned out for the Santiago Pride Parade on Saturday despite grey skies and wet weather to put pressure on lawmakers to pass a civil unions bill and called for marriage equality

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Fifth Shanghai Pride Festival biggest in event’s history

The 5th annual Shanghai Pride festival has seen the best attendance in the event’s history but participants were still not able to march

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Allyson Robinson keeps her position as leader of OutServe-SLDN

OutServe-SLDN survives weekend of turmoil and decides to keep its executive director, Allyson Robinson

US gay military organization

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Series of gay marriage bills introduced by House Democrats in Michigan

Move timed to coincide with US Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

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Neil Patrick Harris says ‘I don’t think that kids need a father and a mother necessarily’

Gay star is raising fraternal twins with parents David Burtka

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Soap star Chandler Massey is a big hit in his first appearance at a Gay Pride event

Tells GSN: ‘It is a reminder to me that Days of Our Lives is really doing something special’

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Transgender girl, age 6, wins legal right to use girl’s bathroom at Colorado school

Coy Mathis has identified as a girl since she was 18 months old

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The suspense continues in DOMA and Prop 8 cases before US Supreme Court

No ruling announced today but will have to come this week

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Star cast to appear in gay Bollywood film

A follow-up to the controversial Dunno Y is being planned, attracting an all-star cast including Bollywood star Zeenat Aman

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Man arrested for horrific beating of trans woman in Hollywood

Trans woman says she’s still ‘fabulous’ after four men beat her up late at night, suffering severe injuries to her face and ribs

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