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Sochi Olympics

Five Women Arrested Under Senegal’s Anti-Gay Law

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In Senegal, committing an “improper or unnatural act with a person of the same sex,” can lead to up to five years in prison and a $3,000 fine. ...
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Reported Journalist Deaths Around the World

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In Mexico, two have died and in Yemen incidents of arrests, threats and violence have increased. A total around the world of over 60 journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists have been killed with around 340 imprisoned. ...
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Russian LGBT Rights Organization Speaks Out

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Two members of the Russian LGBT rights organization Rakurs have traveled to the United States on a 10-day visit to discuss the anti-gay propaganda law in Russia and the 2014 Sochi Olympics. ...
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Germany to Allow Genderless Birth Certificates

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On Friday, Germany became the first country to really acknowledge the fact that 1 in 1,500 babies are born as intersex individuals and allow parents to leave the gender box blank on their child’s birth certificate. ...
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Portuguese Perceptions Plummet in Current Market

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Portuguese residents have grown sharply more critical of their leaders over the past year, as the economic crisis has affected more of them personally. ...
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Johnny Weir Retires from Skating, Joins NBC for the Sochi Olympics

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Weir announced his retirement and also stated that he has been retained by NBC as a commentator on skating events it covers, including at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next February. ...
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Brazil’s Copacabana Beach Packed for Pride

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The Rio de Janeiro pride parade may not be the biggest in Brazil, but it is arguably the wildest. Tens of thousands of parade goers gathered at Copacabana beach to be a part of pride. ...
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Activists Arrested In Russia for Protesting Anti-Gay Law

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The video showed the group carrying a sign that allegedly translated to “Hitler also began with the gays. No to fascism in Russia.” The police approached the protesters, arrested them and then violently shoved them in the back of a squad car. ...
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Lebanon Bans Gay Film ‘Stranger By The Lake’

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Lebanon bans "artistic works believed to incite sectarian strife or undermine morals or state authority." Lebanese law also opposes homosexuality. ...
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LGBT-Friendly Practice Opens in Bethlehem

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A new primary care office specifically welcoming the LGBT community opened in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania after Allen Smith acknowledged he was lying to his doctor his whole life about his sexuality. ...
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