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British Teacher Comes Out, Gets Letter of Support From Student

| By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 17, 2014
After a British teacher came out as gay to his primary school students, he received a heartwarming letter of support from a nine-year-old child in his class, letting him know that it wouldn't change the way she felt about him.

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Elton John and Husband to Tie the Knot Once More

| Dec 17
Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title.

Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan Gross

| By Julie Pace and Matthew Lee | Dec 17
American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Aussie Leader: Siege Gunman Dropped Off Watch List

| By Kristen Gelineau | Dec 17
A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list - but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime minister said Wednesday.

Egypt Refers to Trial 26 Suspected Homosexual Men

| By Sarah El Deeb | Dec 17
An Egyptian official says prosecutors have referred 26 men arrested in a raid on a bath house to trial on charges connected to their suspected homosexuality.

Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2014

| By Bernard McGhee | Dec 17
Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2014.

On Intl. Migrants Day, IFUW Notes Most Refugees Are Women

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 17
In anticipation of International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) highlights the need for good education and job for women and migrants.

Merriam-Webster Names 'Culture' Word of the Year

| By Leanne Italie | Dec 16
A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture.

Human Rights Watch: Russia is Ignoring Anti-Gay Attacks

| By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
The Human Rights Watch says that Russian authorities are ignoring anti-gay rhetoric and violence with silence, or even participating in this hate speech.

Danish Artist Uses Penis to Paint Kim Kardashian's Butt

| By EDGE | Dec 16
Taking inspiration from Warhol's "Marilyn Monroe" silk screen, a Danish avant-garde artist has immortalized Kim Kardashian's now infamous Paper magazine bare butt cover photograph in an acrylic on canvas painting, using his own penis as a brush.

Qatar's World Cup: Will Gay Fans Be Welcome?

| By John Leicester and Rob Harris | Dec 16
Cooled, modern stadiums. Fans traveling from the Middle East and beyond, to a region anxious to prove it can put on a show and have its own brand of fun. All against doubts about whether women, gays and beer-drinkers will feel comfortable.

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