Pinksixty News WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2014


Hello, I’m Colin Fallesen and here are the
international LGBT news headlines from Pinksixty. The President of Gambia has described gay
people as ‘vermin’ during an independence day speech. He said his government would fight homosexuality
more aggressively than it fights malaria. Activists met with the President of Taiwan
yesterday to press for marriage equality as the country’s civil code is under debate. Magazine editor Wang Ann-Jiun called on all
gay public figures to come out. Same sex couples in domestic partnerships
in Washington State will become married on June 30th. The senate approved equal marriage in 2012,
removing alternate arrangements for gay couples. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly
considering forcing future bidders to abide by its anti-discrimination rule. GLISA is pushing for Sexual Orientation and
Gender Identity to be included under Principle 6 of the IOC charter in future. And finally, actress Michelle Rodriguez has
confirmed that she is in a relationship with British supermodel Cara Delevingne. And Cara confirmed that she loves the ‘Fast
And The Furious’ actress at a fashion event last night. Well that’s all from us at Pinksixty for today.
Join us again tomorrow.

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