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In a small step forward, Ugandan pride parade is peaceful

UGANDA PRIDE 2013 VOA reports: KAMPALA, UGANDA — On Saturday, August 3, Uganda’s homosexual community stepped out of the shadows in red wigs and glittering stilettos. The country’s second gay pride parade, held on a sandy beach in Entebbe, drew … 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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Reminder to U.S.: LGBT people suffer in 76+ countries

Bostonians at the Pride Parade this past weekend were reminded of the often-desperate situation of LGBT asylum-seekers from 76-plus countries with laws against homosexual activity, as well as LGBT people who remain in those countries. A contingent from the LGBT … Continue reading

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Call for police response to anti-gay attacks in Ukraine

After the generally peaceful Equality March on May 25, anti-gay forces have launched a series of attacks on LGBT activists and have threatened more violence. Two human rights group today urged Ukrainian authorities to investigate and put an end to … Continue reading

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Praise for police, organizers of first Kiev Pride Parade

This encouraging account of the first Pride Parade in Kiev, Ukraine, comes from Boris O. Dittrich, advocacy director of the LGBT program at Human Rights Watch: On Saturday May 25, 2013 the first Kiev Pride Parade took place. Some 75 … Continue reading

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Moscow police arrest protesters; Ukraine’s protect them

Police respond differently to pride marches in Ukraine and Russia LGBT rights activists held Ukraine’s first pride parade today in Kiev. The march was held with police protection and despite a court ruling against it, Reuters reported. About 10 counter-protesters … Continue reading

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Court blocks Ukraine’s first-ever gay pride rally

A court in Kiev has ruled against plans for Ukraine’s first gay-pride demonstration. A district court judge today found in favor of city authorities, who argued against approving the rally, based on fears that it would lead to violence and … Continue reading

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Ukraine lawmakers seek ban on gay pride parades

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports: Sixty-one Ukrainian lawmakers have signed a petition urging Kyiv’s mayor to ban a gay-pride parade in the Ukrainian capital scheduled for May 25. Ukraine’s Family Movement leader Pavlo Unhuryan, who is also a [member of … Continue reading

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Ukraine: Pro- and anti-gay protests likely to clash May 25

Global Voices suggests that clashes between anti- and pro-gay protesters in Ukraine are likely once again if a renewed attempt to hold a gay pride parade proceeds as planned on May 25: An attempt to hold Ukraine’s first gay pride … Continue reading

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Tale of Uganda pride: rainbow colors, worries, arrest

Photographer Rachel Adams wrote a fascinating description of her experience photographing, covering and being arrested at the first Uganda Pride event on Aug. 4, which ended with a police raid. For her long, evocative account, read “Gay Pride Uganda” on … Continue reading

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