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Airline seats, Jerusalem and Trump

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Alaska Airlines apologizes for asking gay couple to sit apart

Alaska Airlines has issued an apology to a gay couple after they were asked to separate on a flight so that a straight couple could sit together. [Seattle Times]

HIV activists urge moving conference out of US

HIV/AIDS activists from around the world say the International AIDS Society should move its 2020 conference away from the San Francisco area, saying the Trump administration’s policies towards people with HIV make the United States a hostile environment. [The Washington Blade]

Surrogacy fight motivates Jerusalem Pride

The yearly Pride parade in Jerusalem took on special meaning this year amid nationwide protests against a new law preventing gay male families from adopting children. [Associated Press]

Majority of Georgians do not support LGBT rights

A new poll from the Central European nation of Georgia shows that only a quarter of the population supports LGBT rights, despite broad support for religious minority and disability rights. [Gay Star News]

Trump administration to scrap gay-rights pressure in Africa

A Trump administration official told a religious rights conference in the United States this week that the government would stop the Obama-era policy of using economic leverage to promote gay rights in Africa. [Daily Nation]