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Petition to Facebook: Drop dangerous ‘real names’ policy

An online petition urges Facebook to drop its policy of requiring users to use their authentic names. Australian LGBTI activist Sally Golder organized the petition on the website Change.org in connection with a challenge to Facebook by drag queens in … Continue reading

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Uganda: An anti-gay law is gone; anti-gay trial continues

The trial of a gay man and a transgender woman is scheduled for Sept. 22 in a Ugandan courtroom  in a case that threatens them with the potential of life imprisonment for sexual activity “against the order of nature.” The … Continue reading

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Jamaican activist ends challenge to anti-sodomy law

The Associated Press reports: A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island’s anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday. Last year, … Continue reading

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Warning: Lebanon police call to entrap gay suspects

Lebanese police have intensified their campaign against LGBTI people by using arrestees’  mobile phones to try to entrap other allegedly gay men,  according to Helem, Lebanon’s LGBTQI advocacy organisation. Helem issued this warning today: URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Helem has learned that … Continue reading

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Cameroon lesbians freed after 9 months awaiting trial

Two lesbians in southern Cameroon were released on Aug. 22 after nine months in prison awaiting trial on homosexuality charges. On Aug. 21, Liliane and Nicole each received a two-year prison sentence, which was converted into a three-year suspended sentence, … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan plea: Please help oppose anti-gay bill

As reported in June, Kyrgyzstan has moved to the verge of aligning itself more closely with Russia by making it a crime to say anything positive about homosexuality. The Kyrgyz bill is harsher than Russia’s law, because it would apply … Continue reading

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Verdict delayed again in Zambian anti-gay trial

The verdict has again been delayed in the trial of two young Zambian men who have been imprisoned for more than a year on homosexuality charges. The trial had been scheduled to end May 30, but it was delayed until … Continue reading

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