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Delta Airlines makes a change to their cargo policy

Delta Airlines released a statement on their website today saying they will no longer transport certain species of wildlife trophies.

That means any big game hunters who wish to ship their kills back home via the cargo hold will no longer be able to do so.

These “trophies” come in the form of the severed heads or other viscera of the killed creatures and up until now Delta Airlines allowed certain souvenirs to be shipped aboard their aircraft.

Delta’s policy does not prohibit all forms of slain wildlife, but will review each case as the situation arises:

Police in Brighton show support by decorating their cruisers

BRIGHTON, England - Despite having to investigate a suspicious package at this year’s Brighton Pride celebration, police got into the spirit and decorated a few of their patrol vehicles in support.

According to The Daily Mail, Sussex police wanted to show their encouragement for the Brighton LGBT community by decking out their euro-cruisers with rainbow colors and words of encouragement.

16-year-old Jerusalem Pride stabbing victim dies

One of the stabbing victims from last week’s Pride event in Jerusalem has died from her wounds, the Associated Press reports.

Shira Banki, 16-years-old, was in attendance at the celebration, when an ultra-orthodox Jewish conservative man produced a hunting knife and began slashing his way through the crowd, injuring six people before he was wrestled to the ground and dis-armed.

The Jerusalem Pride event is a small celebration compared to the 100,000 people who attended the Tel Aviv celebration in June.

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President Obama calls for Kenya to embrace gay rights

Despite the warning from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that discussing gay rights would be a “non-issue,” President Obama, in his landmark visit to Kenya this weekend, worked the topic ambiguously into his speech to the country.

The passive aggressive communication to the Kenyan people seemed on the surface to celebrate the differences in politics between Africa and the U.S. but the underlying message was certainly clear to the LGBT community.

Two men hold hands publicly in the Ukraine and video their assualt

A social experiment went violently wrong in Keiv this past week. Two men hoping to film honest reactions from the public in the Ukrainian capital, were suddenly assaulted after a neo-nazi group noticed them in the park.

You may remember a similar duo a few weeks ago trying this same experiment in Moscow for ChebuRussia TV on YouTube.

Zoryan Kis and Tymur Levchuk were inspired by the ChebuRussia experiment and went into the streets of Kiev to see what would happen if they did the same thing.

Biblical scripture materializes over gay cruising park

Imagine your surprise as you go out looking for a little cruising “fun” in the park, and just as you enter you see a biblical verse warning you that what you’re about to do is an abomination in the eyes of the Lord.

Queerty reports that is exactly what happened in McKee’s Dam in County Down, Northern Ireland, a park rumored to be a cruising mecca for men looking to have a sexual triste with a stranger in the shrubs.

European Court on Civil Rights advises Europe to support marriage equality

The European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that all signatories to the European Convention of Human Rights should recognize same-sex partnerships.

As a part of this coalition, countries such as Russia, Turkey and Italy are strongly advised to recognize same sex partnerships as a right. The ruling will impact 47 countries and 800 million people across Europe and around the world.

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Free Pride Glasgow updates their "no drag" policy due to criticism

Earlier today, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News reported on the Free Pride Glasgow (FPG) policy to ban all drag performers from the event out of respect for the transgender community.

The guideline states that transgender men and women were uncomfortable with having drag performers attend and therefore eliminated them altogether:

Ex Australian sports star comes out in emotional video

Australian footballer Lachlan Beaton released a video on July 7, which chronicles his life as a gay man trying to hide his identity in not only the sports community, but his country as well.

In his effort to show his support for the #EqualLove campaign to end marriage discrimination in Austrailia, Beaton reveals that his self-loathing and shame almost got the better of him.

Two men hold hands in Moscow, they video the results

YouTube channel Cheburussia TV decided to conduct an experiment in the city streets of Moscow.

Two Russian men along with a hidden camera, wanted to document what would happen if they walked through the city holding hands.

The result is a documentation of how far some of the Russian public will go in order to show their disapproval of gays and lesbians.

At one point an angry pedestrian shoulder-checks one of the men, and seems to want to start a physical altercation.