• An Egyptian court ordered the release of 17 men, who were arrested earlier this month of “practicing homosexuality,” while they appeal their convictions to a higher court.
The men are facing time in prison and a fine.
• Marriage equality came one step closer in Australia after the Senate passed a bill, which now moves to the house. The bill is expected to pass easily and could make marriage equality a reality by Christmas.
• Canada’s prime minister formally apologized to LGBT Canadians this week for prior acts of discrimination by the government.
• And here locally, Santa Rosa Gaydar is hosting a fundraiser for undocumented fire victims.
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