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'I don't want to perform in places where being homosexual is tantamount to a crime,' the singer says.

August 15 2015 2:28 PM

The package of legislation is known as the 'Shira Banki bills,' named after the teenager stabbed to death at Jerusalem Pride.

August 13 2015 3:13 PM

Evan Davis said dating apps like Tinder let straight people 'act like gay men,' a comment some took as saying gay men are promiscuous.

August 13 2015 3:13 PM

Polari was commonly used in Britain until the 1970s. Now it is spoken only by a handful of people.

August 12 2015 8:29 PM

Mayor Nir Barkat stayed in the U.S. after an extremist stabbed six people, one fatally, at his city's Pride celebration.

August 12 2015 3:22 PM