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Namibia: Political leader stands up for gay rights

A report from the “This Just In” news blog of the GLBT News Network. Namibia: Political leader stands up for gay rights The leader of one of Namibia’s political parties has spoken out for gay rights and gone head-to-head with … Continue reading

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Tunisia politician guilty of gay sex; prison term nears end

Gay Star News reports: Mounir Baatour, a political party leader and lawyer, was found guilty of ‘sodomy’ with a 20-year-old man. Baatour was sentenced to three months in prison by the court of first instance in Tunis. The judge found … Continue reading

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Russia: Police arrest 60 St. Petersburg gay pride marchers

Gay Star News, among others, reports: All the participants in today’s St Petersburg gay pride parade have been arrested and are being detained in police vans. Some participants were badly beaten by anti-gay protestors. Nikolai Alekseev, one of Russia’s most … Continue reading

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Will Europe pressure Ukraine to reject anti-gay bills?

Human rights activists are urging the European parliament to delay a move to ease requirements for visas for travel to and from Ukraine until that country drops efforts to curtail human rights of LGBT people. A vote on whether the … Continue reading

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Uganda’s slow progress toward LGBT rights

Insightful commentary in Gay Star News from Jamaican (and international) LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson about slow progress in Uganda: Though clearly delusional in his denial of ongoing LGBT abuses in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni’s recent statement nevertheless signals his support … Continue reading

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Update on ‘gay man stoned to death’ in Somalia

Many people remain skeptical about the recent story of a man being stoned to death in Somali for homosexual rape of a teenage boy, but the Associated Press has gathered enough supporting evidence to warrant publishing an article about it. … Continue reading

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3 men in hiding after attack by anti-gay mob in Nigeria

Three gay men are reportedly in hiding for their own protection after being seized, stripped and beaten by a mob in northern Nigeria on Jan. 14. Police have no plans to take action against members of the mob, Gay Star … Continue reading

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