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Costa Rica's top court rules against gay marriage ban

BOGOTA, Aug 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Costa Rica's top court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a decision seen as a win for gay rights activists and welcomed by the country's new president.

Turkey boycotts Eurovision Song Contest over LGBT performers

LONDON, Aug 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Turkey's boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest for including gay and transgender performers, such as bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, was criticised on Thursday as an attempt to "erase the LGBT community" in the country.

LGBQ teens more likely to use illegal street drugs

(Reuters Health) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning teens are at least twice as likely as their heterosexual peers to use illegal drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamines, a U.S. study suggests.

Record number of LGBT people run for U.S. office

LONDON, Aug 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A record number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are standing in elections for public office in the United States, a non-profit group that supports them said on Tuesday.

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Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

FORT DRUM, N.Y. U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China's ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL].