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Mayor of Paris Celebrates 2000 Same Sex Marriages

Mayor of Paris Celebrates 2000 Same Sex Marriages

In May last year, France passed equal marriage legislation. The new law was not embraced by some, and a number of anti-gay protests were held in response. Despite these reactions, the laws remained, and the capital city has hosted 2000 same sex marriages. Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, said she is thrilled to be […]

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French Mayor Would Rather ‘Go to the Gallows’

French Mayor Would Rather ‘Go to the Gallows’

A French mayor is facing charges of discrimination after refusing to marry a same-sex couple. Jean-Michel Colo, the Mayor for Arcangues, explained he would rather ‘go to the gallows’ than abide by new marriage equality laws. Already facing huge backlash from LGBT advocates, Colo could face up to five years imprisonment or a fine of […]

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Protestors at French Open Final

Protestors at French Open Final

The French Open Final between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer came to a grinding halt when an anti-gay marriage protestor charged onto the court with a flare. Fortunately for both athletes, security quickly tackled the man, ejecting him from the court in record time. The flare was not properly distinguished for a short while, both […]

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France Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

France Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

Despite vocal opposition from anti-gay protestors across the country, France has become the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage. Quickly following New Zealand in the law change, members of parliament voted 331 to 225 in favour of the legislation. In the final reading of the lower house, the National Assembly also voted to allow same-sex […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward in France

Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward in France

The debate of legalising same-sex marriage is potentially wrapping up in France, with same-sex marriage narrowly passing in the Senate – the vote was 179 to 157 in favour of the legislation. Huge protests and counter-protests in major French cities generated global interest and uncertainty surrounding the outcome, the second part of the Bill is […]

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The Alternative Gay Destinations

The Alternative Gay Destinations

Whenever we think of gay-friendly holiday destinations we tend to automatically drift to destinations like London, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Cape Town…  the list goes on! For those of you that want to go somewhere alternative that still offers a vibrant (but lesser known) gay scene, here are some ideas. Osaka, Japan With an […]

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France Passes Same-Sex Marriage

France Passes Same-Sex Marriage

  France’s lower house of parliament has passed a bill legalising same-sex couples to both marry and adopt, despite recent protests in Paris. The Bill was pushed through the National Assembly by President Francois Hollande’s Socialists; it carried a vote of 329 to 229. Although recent protests opposing the bill pulled a crowd exceeding 300,000 […]

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Paris Pulls Big Numbers for Anti-Gay Protest

Paris Pulls Big Numbers for Anti-Gay Protest

The ‘City of Love’ ground to a standstill last month with hundreds of thousands of protestors coming out against same-sex rights. Large areas of Paris were crowded with protestors on the streets campaigning against gay marriage and adoption rights. Although organisers suggest that ‘millions’ of people were protesting, police have estimated the figure to be […]

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Angun with Hot Military Men

Angun with Hot Military Men

Eurovision is two months away and Eurovision parties are mountains of fun! It’s better though if you know some of the tracks ahead of time, so you can choose who to barrack for. First up in this years entries is the submission from France, sung by Indonesian singer Angun, the video features some good looking […]

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