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The Vatican has dragged its feet in approving the gay ambassador picked by French President François Hollande
15/04/2015 - France - Vatican

Gay envoy to Vatican 'remains the French proposal', says government spokesman

France says it will stand by its choice to send a gay diplomat to the Vatican, which has dragged its feet in approving the envoy.

Life in Beirut series part 2/5
07/04/2015 - International report

Life in Beirut series part 2/5

Widely seen as a liberal enclave in an otherwise conservative Arab world, gay and lesbian people in Lebanon enjoy a number of freedoms unheard of in most other countries in the region.
Sex and the City of Nairobi: One positive transgender story
01/04/2015 - International report

Sex and the City of Nairobi: One positive transgender story

As the third and final part of our series 'sex and the city' which looks at sexuality in Kenya, RFI spoke to a couple that left Uganda to make a new start in Nairobi.

Sex and the City of Nairobi: Looking up for LGBTIs
31/03/2015 - International report

Sex and the City of Nairobi: Looking up for LGBTIs

As part of Sex and the City, a series on sexuality in Nairobi, RFI spoke to members of Nairobi’s gay and lesbian community.
15/12/2014

French press review 15 December 2014

Former US president George W Bush and former vice president Dick Cheney are described as “Torturers”.
Front National  vice-president Florian Philippot
13/12/2014 - France

Front National deputy leader sues magazine over ‘gay partner’ photos

The deputy leader of France’s Front National is to take Closer magazine to court for printing photos it implies prove he is gay.
13/12/2014

French press review 13 December 2014

Should politicians be outed? Is French artistic production under threat? How do France’s letters get delivered? And is homework good for school students?

French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Sens Commun meeting
16/11/2014 - France

Sarkozy calls for gay marriage repeal, Socialists hit back at ‘reactionary’ speech

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has called for France’s gay marriage law to be scrapped as he prepares a bid to stand again for the country’s top job in 2017.
LGBT Catholics in France talk about gay marriage
04/11/2014 - On-the-spot France

LGBT Catholics in France talk about gay marriage

When it comes to the subject of marriage, homosexuality, and the Catholic church, things are complicated in France.
15/10/2014

French press review 15 October 2014

The pope is credited with a revolution in the Catholic church. The Germans may ride to the rescue of France's budget deficit.
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