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Israel to Begin Enlisting HIV-Positive Soldiers

By Tia Goldenberg | Dec 1
The Israeli military said Tuesday it will begin enlisting soldiers who are HIV-positive, in a policy shift putting the country at the forefront of military inclusivity toward people with the virus that causes AIDS.

For Gays Under IS Rule, Isolation and Fear of a Cruel Death

By Bassem Mroue | Dec 1
Notorious for their gruesome methods of killing, the Islamic State group reserves one of its most brutal for suspected homosexuals.

Russia HIV Infection Bucks Trend As World AIDS Day Marked

By Katherine Jacobsen | Dec 1
While the rate of HIV infection is on a global decline as World AIDS Day is marked Tuesday, the number of new infections in Russia continues to rise.

Gunmen Kill 3, Wound 5 at Mexico Gay Festival

Dec 1
At least three men died Sunday after unknown gunmen opened fire at a gay festival in the tourist resort of Acapulco, Mexico.

Climate Talks Get Down to Tough Business of Compromise

By Sylvie Corbet and ANgela Charlton | Dec 1
From deserts encroaching on African farmland to rising sea levels shrinking islands of the South Pacific, leaders of poor nations most affected by climate change shared their stories of global warming with leaders of some of the richest on Tuesday.

US Marine Found Guilty of Killing Transgender Filipino

By Jim Gomez and Teresa Cerojano | Dec 1
A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.

Article in Russian Maxim 'Forgives' Celebs For Being Gay

Nov 30
In case you got your hopes up, they're still saying "nyet" to most of us.

Adam Lambert's LGBT Support Sparks Petition in Singapore

Nov 30
A petition created by a group of "concerned citizens and parents" wants out pop singer Adam Lambert to be banned from performing in Singapore over his "promotion of LGBT rights" and "sexualized" performances."

Leaders of Warming Earth Meet in Paris to Cut Emissions

By Seth Borenstein and Angela Charlton | Nov 30
Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday.

Philippine Court to Give Verdict in US Marine's Murder Case

By Jim Gomez | Nov 30
A Philippine court plans to deliver its verdict in the emotion-charged case of a U.S. Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipino after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel.

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