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International Gay Rights

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

Eight men were convicted of "Debauchery" for attending a same-sex wedding and will now spend three years in jail.
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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 Uganda
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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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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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Ukraine Cancels Kyiv March for Equality

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Despite months of negotiation with LGBT activists, the Kyiv authorities said they could not protect the March for Equality that was scheduled. ...
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Sen. Murray Cosponsors International Human Rights Defense Act

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has cosponsored legislation that would affirm LGBT human rights are a foreign policy priority for the U.S. government. ...
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Fidel Castro’s Niece Draws in 400 Pro-Gay Delegates

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Fidel Castro’s niece, Mariela Castro Espin, is bringing in delegates from London, South America and the Caribbean to look at ways to eliminate homophobia. ...
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Pan Africa ILGA Hosts Regional Conference in Kenya

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Founded in 1978, ILGA is a world-wide network of local, national and international groups from every continent and representing 110 countries. ...
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South Africa: Seven Teens Witness Gay Murder

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Teens saw Olyn covered in blood and tied up with wire. They watched as the alleged attacker “bashed Olyn on the head with a brick and jumped on his face.” ...
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Melissa Etheridge Releases ‘Uprising of Love’ Video for Russia

Entertainment
Melissa Etheridge has released a music video asking LGBT activists to participate in an “Uprising of Love” in response to Russian anti-gay violence. ...
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Russian Filmmakers Plan LGBT Themed Movie

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“The government is trying to erase us,” said Zbanke, from Russia in an interview via Skype. ...
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