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Trinidad, monarchy and gold medals

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

Trinidad and Tobago court strikes down buggery law

After a challenge by gay-rights activists, the high court of Trinidad and Tobago has ruled that a law outlawing gay sex violates citizens fundamental rights. [Newsday]

Swaziland fights for first Pride

Gay activists in the tiny African monarchy of Swaziland are struggling to hold their first Pride event this summer, even though their king has described homosexuality as “satanic.” [The Daily Beast]

Daley: Decriminalize homosexuality in Commonwealth countries

As he won his fourth Commonwealth Games gold medal, English diver Tom Daley called on the 70 percent of Commonwealth nations that criminalize homosexuality to respect equal rights. [BBC]

Brazil’s presidential campaign brings LGBT uncertainty

Political turmoil in Brazil could turn the tide against LGBT rights, as a right-wing anti-gay congressman seizes the moment to run for the presidency. [Washington Blade]

Portugal approves gender change law

Under a new law, transgender people in Portugal will now be able to change their gender on documents without the need of a medical report. [BBC]