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Gambia Anti-Gay Bill Touted As ‘Serious Human Rights Setback’

Gambia Anti-Gay Bill Touted As ‘Serious Human Rights Setback’

Gambia: Bill compares consensual homosexual relationships to pedophilia, familial sexual abuse, or knowingly infecting a partner with HIV.

When Coming Out is a Death Sentence, Report

While the conflict in Iraq has placed hundreds of thousands at risk of human rights abuses, LGBT people continue to be among the least protected of groups.

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Iran: Government ‘Forcing’ Homosexuals to Change Gender

The Iranian government accepts the transgender community, even though homosexuality is punishable by death. Many say they feel pressure to undergo surgery.

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Hong Kong LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index Launched

The results of the Hong Kong LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index, including award winners and Top 10 ranking companies, will be announced in May 2015.

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Unprecedented Advance for Transgender Rights in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Putrajaya Court of Appeal ruled that it’s unconstitutional for Negeri Sembilan to criminalize transgender individuals for “cross dressing.”

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Egypt: Eight Men Sent to Prison After Same-Sex Wedding

Eight men will be spending three years in prison in Egypt because of an online video showing them celebrating a same-sex wedding.

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Lasell College Suspends Trip to Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law

Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts has decided to suspend its annual trip to Uganda, partially because of the Anti-Homosexuality Act.

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Lesbian Kiss-In Aims to Make Brighton Store More Accepting

Six-hundred students (and a few drag queens) entered the store to Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl,” and started to kiss in support of their lesbian friends.

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Marriage Ceremonies May Begin in Scotland December 31

The first same-sex marriage ceremonies in Scotland are expected to begin December 31, 2014.

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Kyrgyzstan Anti-Gay Law Passes with First Reading

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament voted to pass a proposed discriminatory anti-“propaganda” law on first reading Wednesday. The bill emulates Russia’s infamous law.

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