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Targeted ads, waxing and the pope

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

Pope returns to a changed Ireland

The last time a pope visited Ireland, homosexuality was illegal. This weekend, Pope Francis arrived in an Ireland with a gay prime minister and a church in disarray. [The Washington Post]

Gay cure ads target LGBT people on Facebook

Gay and lesbian users of Facebook say they have been targeted by ads promoting “sexual purity” and conversion therapy, according to an investigation by The Telegraph.

Hong Kong woman challenges civil partnership law

A Hong Kong woman is suing the city’s government to allow civil partnerships for same sex couples, following a landmark legal win in which an expat was given the right to a visa for her partner. [South China Morning Post]

UK minister criticized for trans skepticism

In an interview, the UK’s minister for women said she was “cautious” about gender reassignment surgery and that she was concerned about young people transitioning, prompting criticism from trans activists. [The Guardian]

Canadian trans woman files complaint over waxing

After being refused for a Brazilian waxing appointment because she was transgender, a Canadian woman has filed a human rights complaint against an esthetician. [National Post]