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QueerView March 7: A Look Back At The Week In LGBT News Stories

03/07/2014 11:46 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Friday for your queer news round-up in this regular feature titled "QueerView."

Jared Leto's Oscar Win Criticized By Transgender Activists
Jared Leto scored his first Oscar on Sunday night, taking home Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" as Rayon, an HIV-positive transgender woman living in Texas in the 1980s. Many in the transgender community questioned why a straight, white male actor had the role.

Aid Cuts, Delays Hit Uganda's Poor Health Sector
The health project in Uganda for which the World Bank is delaying a loan does not face an immediate shortage of money as previously reported, an official said Friday. The announcement allays concerns that work to improve maternal and child health services could stall because of the country's new anti-gay law.

Lebanon Says Being Gay Is Not A Crime
A court in Lebanon has made a historic ruling stating same-sex relations are not "contradicting the laws of nature" and cannot therefore be considered a crime, said a statement only revealed today.

Pope Francis Suggests Gay Civil Unions May Be Tolerable
Pope Francis has signaled that he could see the Catholic church tolerating some forms of same-sex civil unions -- though not marriage -- when it comes to situations such as medical care and property for gay couples.

Kentucky Won't Appeal Order On Gay Marriage
Kentucky's attorney general announced Tuesday that he won't appeal an order to recognize same-sex marriages from other states and countries and he will allow a judge's ruling take effect March 20.

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