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Russian court sentences three men for murder of man they believe was gay

| Monday, February 3, 2014
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A Russian court has sentenced three men who were found guilty of the brutal murder of a man they stabbed and set on fire because they believed that he was gay.

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Coca-Cola airs first ever Super Bowl ad featuring gay parents

| Sunday, February 2, 2014
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Coca-Cola on Sunday became the first advertiser to show a gay family in a Super Bowl television commercial.

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Mumbai sees record turnout for gay pride after India court re-criminalizes gay sex

| Sunday, February 2, 2014
TwitterParticipants unfurl a rainbow flag a Mumbai pride on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
MUMBAI, India -- A record crowd estimated at over 5,000 participants turned out for gay pride in Mumbai on Saturday, the first pride event since the country's supreme court reinstated a colonial-era law that criminalizes gay sex.

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Finnish Olympic swimmer comes out ahead of Sochi games

| Sunday, February 2, 2014
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Finnish Olympic swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has come out as gay, saying he wants to talk publicly about his sexual orientation close to the Sochi Olympic games to help raise awareness of Russia’s controversial anti-gay "propaganda" law.

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Scotland poised to legalize same-sex marriage with final vote this week

| Sunday, February 2, 2014
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EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Scotland's could see its first same-sex marriages by July, as a bill to legalize marriage equality is expected to be passed overwhelmingly by Members of the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

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Gabourey Sidibe apologizes for repeatedly saying ‘tranny’ on ‘Arsenio’

| Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Actress Gabourey Sidibe is apologizing after coming under fire for repeatedly used a transphobic slur during a recent appearance on the "The Arsenio Hall Show," saying she was unaware that it was a slur.

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Woman convicted, husband on trial for attack on gay couple walking pink poodle

| Saturday, February 1, 2014
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A jury in Oregon has convicted a 23-year-old woman for her role in the attack last year on a gay couple who were walking their pink-dyed pink poodle.

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Bulgaria rejects bill that would have criminalized homosexual behavior

| Saturday, February 1, 2014
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SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Lawmakers in Bulgaria have rejected a controversial legislative amendment that would have criminalized homosexual behavior, including "coming out."

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VIDEO

The Adventures of Ivan and Thor: A Coming Out story

IVAN CRUZ (and Thor) | Friday, January 31, 2014
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I never imagined the day I'd come out. For a long time, I lived in the same fear that many others currently live in. With the help of my best-four-legged-friend, Thor, I decided to make this video and share my coming out story...

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