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Surrogate in UK decides to keep the baby instead of give it to gay couple

Judge rules that UK surrogate can keep her baby.

A UK gay couple was denied their newborn from a surrogate mother who decided to keep the baby after giving birth.

The child has no biological relationship to the mother.

The sperm was donated by one of the men and the egg donor lives in the United States.Two embryos were implanted.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marches In Toronto Pride parade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marches at Toronto's annual Pride parade.

TORONTO — Canada's largest Pride parade marked another milestone Sunday as a sitting prime minister marched for the first time in a colourful celebration that was tempered by last month's shooting massacre in Orlando, Fla.

LGBT hate mail read aloud by Toronto Pride organizers is disturbing

Toronto Star staff members read LGBT hate mail to Pride organizers to hear what hate sounds like.

Some people in the LGBT community face homophobia every day, hateful words and vile comments can be found in social media news feeds, public events and even face-to-face.

These words may seems less harmful in word form, but when read aloud their intentions are devastating. 

Lesbian couple cropped out of international Apple ad

Melanie and Vanessa Roy and two children were cropped out of Apple ad by the company when it was released in some countries.

Apple Inc. has cropped out a lesbian couple that originally appeared in the American version of an ad campaign which celebrated mothers on Mother’s Day.  

The advertisement which was released on May 1, featured pictures of mothers taken on the company’s iPhone. In the U.S., the collage of photos and videos included married couple Melanie and Vanessa Roy and their two children.

Italy passes bill to recognize same-sex unions

Italy approves recognition of same-sex unions

Italian Members of Parliament (MPs) have voted to recognize same-sex partnerships in that country.

Although not as inclusive as supporters would have liked, this historic vote establishes Italy as the final Western democracy to legalize same-sex unions despite overwhelming opposition from the Catholic Church.