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Israel, patents and a transgender superhero

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

National strike in Israel over surrogacy law

Tens of thousands of Israelis turned out over the weekend to protest a law that would exclude gay male couples from surrogacy. [Time]


A growing activism and protest movement in the United States aims to break pharmaceutical company Gilead’s patent on the PrEP drug Truvada and make it available to more Americans. [NBC]

Trans activist to star as first transgender superhero

American transgender activist Nicole Maines will star as a transgender superhero in the television show Supergirl. [Associated Press]

Switzerland moves towards equal marriage

The Swiss government has voted to continue movement on a bill that could legalize same-sex marriage in the country in the next three years. [Le Matin]

Qatar censors LGBT content in New York Times

As the international spotlight turns to Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, the country is censoring pages of the New York Times that cover LGBT issues. [ABC News]