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12 grim lands, 7 bright spots in LGBTI preview of 2015

As debate over LGBTI rights continues worldwide in 2015, progress has been made in at least seven of the 76-plus countries with laws against homosexuality.  In another 12 countries, the situation is grim and could get worse. Below are previews … Continue reading

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99 who are in prison for being gay, 148 more awaiting trial

Worldwide, at least 99 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 148 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to homosexuality. Those are … Continue reading

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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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