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Russian protests, legal trouble and gay athletes

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

Russian police arrest 25 activists

After St Petersburg authorities refused to allow LGBT activists to protest publicly, the activists took to the streets anyway, and 25 were taken into custody by police. [The Independent]

Lesbian Hong Kong pop star dies in fall

Lesbian pop star Ellen Joyce Loo has died in a fall from her Hong Kong flat. Loo dramatically came out last year during an award ceremony in Taiwan. [South China Morning Post]

Gay Games open in Paris

LGBT athletes from around the world have gathered to compete in the Gay Games in Paris, amid a troubling rise in anti-gay violence in the country. [Reuters]

Lambda Legal CEO resigns

The largest American LGBT legal organization has announced its CEO will resign, after long-standing employee discontent and attrition. [The Washington Blade]

Cuba marriage equality on the horizon

Observers say Cuba’s new constitution, including marriage equality for same-sex couples, is expected to pass in coming months, despite protests from growing religious groups. [The New York Times]