Here are our top gay news picks from Vancouver and around the world for December 21st to December 28th!
- #VanKiss Mistletoe Brings Out Vancouver's Lovers: Things are getting a little romantic in Vancouver thanks to a takeover of poles donning mistletoe in the city's West End. A group who call themselves the #VanKiss Elves erected 10 poles around the neighborhood, encouraging passerby to snap a picture kissing someone special under the mistletoe and post it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #VanKiss.
- New “Greenhorn” In West End Looking To Hire Barista Crew: Greenhorn Espresso Bar is a new, independently owned café, small gallery and flex retail space nestled in a residential pocket of one of Vancouver’s most historic neighborhoods.
- Sher Vancouver's Out and Proud Project to counteract India's antigay legislation: When the Indian Supreme Court reinstated a colonial-era law that makes homosexuality illegal on December 11, local Metro Vancouver resident Alex Sangha decided to do something about it.
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- Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1: The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.
- 2013 LGBT year in review: A great year for gay rights
- Chaos in conservative Utah after gay marriage ruled legal: Hundreds turned away without licenses as state asks for emergency stay on same-sex couples
- Gwynne Dyer: Anti-gay laws still strong: After a decade when the struggle for equal rights for gay people made great progress, it looks like the counter-revolution is underway. In the past six months, there have been major defeats for gay rights in Africa, in Asia, and even in Europe.