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Leather, cakes and Castro

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

San Francisco to recognize gay leather district

The city of San Francisco will officially recognize the South of Market area, home of the Folsom Street Fair, as a cultural district for gay and leather culture. [The Sacramento Bee]

Northern Ireland cake case reaches supreme court

A Northern Irish bakery that refused to create a cake with a pro-gay message will bring its case all the way to the UK supreme court in Belfast. [The Guardian]

The Philippine paradox

The Philippines are 80 percent Roman Catholic, and surrounded by anti-gay regimes. So why are they posed to become a bastion of LGBT pride? [The New York Times]

Chile to honour gay rights commitments

The new Chilean government of Sebastián Piñera has committed to uphold an agreement the previous administration made with gay activists to implement new rights laws. [El Mostrador]

Cuba considers gay rights reforms

As the country prepares for constitutional reforms in the wake of president Raúl Castro stepping down, Castro’s daughter is pushing for new recognition of gay relationships. [El Nuevo Herald]