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Cool Fun With Hard Poles: European Gay Ski Week

By Jill Gleeson | Dec 17
Pack your favorite snowsuit (and thong) -- European Gay Ski Week returns this March and it's going to be a showstopper.

Former French President Calls for Repeal of Marriage Equality, Adoption Laws

In an attempt to stir up his right-wing base of supporters, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has placed the repeal of gay rights legislation at the center for his bid to reclaim the presidency in 2017.

Ex-French President Slams Same-Sex Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 23
The former president of France is making international headlines this week after saying same-sex marriage "humiliates families" during his first TV interview since announcing his return to politics on Friday.

French Court Extends Adoption Rights to Lesbians

France's highest court has ruled that married lesbians are allowed to adopt their partner's child born through in vitro fertilization or other medically assisted reproduction.

France Battles Bad Restaurant Food

FOOD/DRINK | By Louise Dewast | Jul 17
Restaurant-goers in France will start seeing a funny little symbol on their menus this week: a skillet with a house on top, indicating your menu choice is made in-house.

France Retreats on Teaching Boy-Girl Equality

INTERNATIONAL | By Sylvie Corbet | Jun 30
France is scrapping a plan to teach children the "ABCD of equality" between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences.

3 Men Sentenced for Anti-Gay Beating in Paris

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 3
Three men who were accused of beating a man and his boyfriend in Paris last April were sentenced Tuesday.

French Schoolboys Wear Skirts to Stop Sexism

LOCAL | By Nicole Wiesenthal | May 22
As part of the ’Lift the Skirt’ campaign to support gender equality, male students and teachers of 27 public schools in France wore skirts on May 16 to protest sexism, creating controversy throughout the city.

Anti-Gay Attacks in France Rise by 78 Percent in 2013

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | May 14
Though same-sex marriage came to France last year, an LGBT watchdog group says the number of reported anti-gay attacks rose in 2013 by a shocking 78 percent.

Paris Uber Driver Fired for Anti-Gay Discrimination

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 28
A French driver hired by the startup transportation company Uber was fired in Paris over the weekend for allegedly refusing to pick up two men because they are gay.

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