Kenyan lesbian movie 'Rafiki' is set to make history when it debuts at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
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NY Daily News beat reporter Shaun King, pictured left, is outraged over North Carolina's anti-gay bill that was signed into law on Wednesday.
King, who is a white man pretending to be biracial, took aim at North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (right) for rushing the bill through to avoid protests from major corporations.
Over 400 business and corporations including the National Football League have threatened to boycott Atlanta if Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signs new anti-gay marriage legislation into law.
After 3 hours of sometimes heated debate, the Georgia state Senate passed House Bill 757 by a vote of 38-14 on Friday. The House previously approved the religious freedom bill 161-0.
But Georgia's state Senate merged that bill with another more controversial bill.
The focus into the investigation of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 is on the 2 pilots flying the plane.
British newspaper The Mirror reports Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah may have hijacked and crashed the plane in protest of Malaysia's anti-homosexuality laws.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members when it went missing early Saturday morning, Mar. 8.
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial anti-gay bill into law earlier this week, sparking outrage and condemnation around the world.
The law makes gay sex acts illegal and punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
President Obama and U.S. Ambassador condemned the bill last week. And U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the law "a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights" and warned that Washington could cut aid to Uganda.
But undeterred by the U.S. protests, a Ugandan newspaper on Tuesday published a list of what it said was the country's 'Top 200' homosexuals.
President Obama plans to meet with two lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists when he travels to Russia this week to attend the Group of 20 summit. It will be the first time that Obama has ever met with gay activists on foreign soil.
Obama recently criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for his anti-gay laws that punishes anyone who teaches "homosexual propaganda" to children.
Igor Kochetkov of the Russian LGBT Network told The Associated Press that the Obama administration extended an invitation to meet with Obama in Russia before the summit.
A Jamaican mob barricaded a group of 5 gay men in a shack until the police arrived to escort the men out of town, according to a report on the Huffington Post.
A video filmed by Jamaica LGBT News is making its way around the Internet. The Jamaica LGBT News interviewed a young man who became "riled up" after the actions of an "alleged homosexual man." The man's statements made made the residents "gravely concerned."