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Same-Sex Human Rights Violations Identified in Malawi

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The Malawian High Court is currently reviewing the constitutionality of the country’s criminalization of sodomy. ...
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WorldPride 2014 Tackles Homophobia in Toronto

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WorldPride is featuring issues from “activism, refugees, families and resurgent efforts to repress burgeoning LGBT rights movement.” ...
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White House, United Nations Celebrate IDAHOT

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"It's quite easy to hate an idea, harder to hate a person," said Charles Radcliffe. IDAHOT is marked by OHCHR and other UN field offices around the world. ...
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Putin: ‘We Ask You Not to Interfere with Our Governance’

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Though many countries are taking steps forward in the progression of gay rights, Russia seems to be doing the opposite. ...
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Ban Ki-moon: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights

Ban Ki-moon: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights
In his speech, Ban Ki-moon applauded Argentina for introducing some of the most progressive legislation in the world on gender recognition. ...
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US Government Sued for Prison Safety Violations

US Government Sued for Prison Safety Violations
Congress unanimously enacted the Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2003 recognizing that inmates are being sexually assaulted by prison officers and other inmates. ...
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Texas Inmate Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime

Texas Inmate Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime
Hall admitted that he assaulted the victim because of his perceived sexual orientation by repeatedly punching and kicking the victim while calling the victim gay slurs. ...
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Hate Crimes Forum October 15 at Seattle City Hall

Hate Crimes Forum October 15 at Seattle City Hall
The Seattle LGBT Commission and the Seattle Human Rights Commission are sponsoring a Hate Crimes Forum in collaboration with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights on Monday, October ...
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NAACP Throws Support Behind Marriage Equality Movement

NAACP Throws Support Behind Marriage Equality Movement
The organization has voted to support marriage equality as a continuation of its historic commitment to equal protection under the law. ...
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Human Rights Advocates Worldwide Hail Argentina’s Historic Gender Identity Law

Human Rights Advocates Worldwide Hail Argentina’s Historic Gender Identity Law
In Argentina, human rights advocates worldwide are celebrating the passage of the most progressive gender identity law in history. The law gives self-identified trans people access to critical ...
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