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102 who are in prison for being gay, 75 more awaiting trial

  A look at 169 people who fell victim to anti-gay laws Worldwide, at least 94 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 75 … Continue reading

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6 in court facing anti-gay charges in Zambia, Emirates

In recent days, anti-homosexuality laws have resulted in three court cases involving six defendants in two countries: Zambia: 11 months in prison with no conviction, no bail The trial of James Mwape and Philip Mubiana has been adjourned to April … Continue reading

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Dubai: Police entrap, arrest gay Kenyan

Identity Kenya reports: DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – A gay Kenyan has been arrested after police laid a trap for him using an on-line gay dating service, Identity Kenya has confirmed. Friends of Jimmy confirmed to Identity Kenya this morning … Continue reading

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In brief: Abu Dhabi worry, Uganda priest, medical video

Recap of recent news: NYU students unsafe at Abu Dhabi campus? John Sexton, president of the prestigious New York University NYU, was asked by the United Arab Emirates, gay rights group over the ethics and conduct regarding their flagship Abu … Continue reading

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10 countries with anti-LGBT laws might face Google’s wrath

Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Russia. Those are some of the countries that might feel the greatest pressure from Google as the Internet search company pursues its new “Legalize Love” campaign. Google has … Continue reading

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3-month prison sentence for making out in car in Dubai

Two men making out in a parked car near the beach in Dubai were sentenced today to three months in prison, the United Arab Emirates website The National reported. After the men have served their sentence, they are to be … Continue reading

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Prison term for two men kissing in Abu Dhabi

Two men in Abu Dhabi were sentenced to six months in prison, followed by deportation, for kissing on a public widewalk, the Emirates 24/7 website reported. They were charged with public indecency under United Arab Emirates law. Two years ago, … Continue reading

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102 en prison pour être gay, 75 en attente de jugement

Publié le 14 mai 2014 Par Colin Stewart, rédaction en français par Denis LeBlanc (also published in English) Un regard sur les 169 personnes, victimes de lois anti gay À l’échelle mondiale,  au moins 94 personnes sont en prison pour … Continue reading

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