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Dalai Lama Okays Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 05 March 2014

In a historical new interview with Larry King, the Dalai Lama addressed same-sex marriage for the first time, saying it was “Okay,” and an “individual’s business.” Though he recently said gay sex was “misconduct” for Buddhists, he said in the Larry King Now interview that it is not a crime for nonbelievers who should “follow […]

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President Obama Asks Ugandan President to Avoid Antigay Law

Posted on 26 February 2014

Washington, D.C. – Last week Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni told various lawmakers that he was going to sign the country’s anti-homosexuality bill into law, which would include life imprisonment for some cases. Now, President Obama has released a statement, saying that signing the bill would be a major setback for a world that shares “a […]

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Gay Men Jailed in Senegal

Posted on 13 February 2014

Dakar, Senegal – Two West African men were convicted of criminal charges for being gay on Friday after police were given the tip by neighbors of the couple. Judge Racky Deme sentenced the two men to six months in prison (citing the passed anti-gay law) after the pair admitted to having sexual relations, reports the […]

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Katy Perry and Madonna Pay Tribute to LGBT Russians

Posted on 13 February 2014

Brooklyn, NY – Katy Perry and Madonna have come together to send a message of support for LGBT Russians, releasing a series of eerie videos to bring awareness to the issue. Perry, who just wrapped up her month-long guest curation of Madonna’s Art for Freedom – an initiative that promotes awareness to human rights and […]

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Russian Anti-Gay Vigilantes Exposed in Terrifying New Documentary

Posted on 06 February 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia – While the Winter Olympics continue, U.K. Channel 4 aired “Hunted,” a new documentary centering on homophobia in Russia. The term “hunted” refers to the process of the anti-gay vigilante group known as Occupy Pedophilia, who in fact stalk homosexual prey and hunt them down. Though videos of anti-gay groups forcing homosexuals […]

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Brazilian Trans Woman Detained for ‘Imitating’ Women

Posted on 30 January 2014

Dubai – In late December, two Brazilian trans women were detained in Dubai after being charged with “imitating the opposite sex,” according to a recent report from Brazilian news source ACritica.com. The two women – Karen Mke and Kamilla Satto – were at a popular Dubai nightclub when security guards approached the pair and asked […]

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Putin Defends Anti-Gay Law

Posted on 22 January 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia – In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his recent “gay propaganda” ban, going so far as to say that it doesn’t really hurt anyone. “It seems to me that the law we have adopted does not hurt anyone,” he said during the interview. “Moreover, individuals of […]

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Continued Support from Pope Francis?

Posted on 09 January 2014

Rome – Pope Francis continues to surprise critics with additional support of the LGBT community. Pope Francis has told the church to reconsider their approach when dealing with children that come from “nontraditional” relationships. “Gay unions raise challenges for us today which for us are sometimes difficult to understand,” said Pope Francis according to Agence […]

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India Bans Sodomy

Posted on 19 December 2013

New Dehli, India – Last week, India’s Supreme Court reversed a 2009 ruling that decriminalized sodomy, reinstating a colonial law that prohibits “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with man, woman, or animal,” according to The New York Times. Now, same-sex intercourse will again be a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The […]

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Orthodox Calendar Offers a Bold Tribute to Gay Russians

Posted on 05 December 2013

Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France – The Orthodox Calender company has put out a second 2014 wall calendar in support of LGBT people in Russia. A collaboration between Orthodox Calendar’s art director and Hungarian artist Tienne, “Bigger, Harder, Better!” was a concept born after the two traveled to Russia to visit. The calendar features artwork in the style […]

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