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Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel

Shira Banki, 16, was among six people stabbed at the Jerusalem march on Thursday by a suspect identified as an ultra-Orthodox Jew released from prison only weeks earlier for a similar attack.

Gay Pride marchers stabbed in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – An assailant stabbed six people taking part in a Gay Pride march in central Jerusalem Thursday, seriously wounding two of them, Israeli police and health services said.

Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West

Eastern Europe, long a stronghold of virulent homophobia, is reexamining attitudes toward gays and lesbians, and the debate has become a new battleground in the conflict between Russia and the West.

US Ambassador to Costa Rica: Embassy will remain at forefront of LGBT issues

In addition to LGBT issues, Haney addressed the United States and Costa Rica’s long history and mutual cooperation on climate change, security and economic development.

More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag

The movement, fomented by a photo-editing tool that Facebook launched Friday, is a response to major news events that we've seen before: Profile picture change campaigns have become as common as cat videos on certain social networks. There were green filters for Iranian protesters in 2009, yellow ribbons for Hong Kong in 2014, black dots to oppose sexual violence in India, Arabic "Ns" to support Iraqi Christians.

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s pride marchers hopeful after US gay marriage decision

Floats festooned with rainbow flags and balloons inched their way down San José’s main thoroughfare, Paseo Colón and Avenida 2, between marchers carrying flags and signs in support of equal rights for Costa Rica’s LGBT community. Thousands participated, including Vice President Ana Helena Chacón and several large corporations, including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Thompson Reuters, among others.

US Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal in all 50 states

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay marriage is a nationwide right, a landmark decision in one of the most keenly awaited announcements in decades and sparking scenes of jubilation.

Relatives and friends of LGBT Costa Ricans speak out in new campaign

Costa Rica’s Ombudsman’s Office launched its latest human rights campaign Wednesday in support of LGBT people. The only thing missing was LGBT people.

Costa Rica court refuses to hear sex reassignment case

With no alternative in Costa Rica, the plaintiff asked the Caja to pay for the sex reassignment surgery in another country.

Costa Rica’s expanding definition of family gets nod from president

President Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday expressed support for Costa Rican families regardless of the form they take, including those seeking children via in vitro fertilization.

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