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Saipan, cartoons and photography

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

Saipan invaded by Chinese gay marriage-seekers

The tiny American island of Saipan in the South Pacific has welcomed hundreds of Chinese same-sex couples who flew in to get married. [RNZ]

LGBT leaders call New York Times Trump cartoon homophobic

After the New York Times published an animated cartoon showing US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as paramours, American LGBT leaders called the depiction homophobic. [NBC]

Belarusian photographer convicted for protesting

Amnesty International is raising the alarm after a Belarusian photographer was convicted of violating public assembly laws for taking a photograph of herself holding a protest sign in front of government buildings. [Radio Free Europe]

Lebanese court opens door to decriminalize homosexuality

Lebanese activists say they are hopeful after an appeals court upheld the acquittal of nine people charged with being gay, and upheld a ruling saying that being gay was a practice of fundamental rights. [Agence France-Presse]

Glasgow university chaplain removed for “atoning” for Pride

A Catholic chaplain at Glasgow’s Caledonian University has been removed after holding a ceremony to “atone” for the “gross offense” of the city’s Pride parade. [BBC]