Brody Levesque

Brody Levesque is a veteran journalist based in Washington D.C.

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Daughter of anti-gay Russian lawmaker nominated for GLAAD Media Award

RTAlyona Minkovski
NEW YORK -- The daughter of a former Russian Olympic figure skater and member of the Russian Parliament has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award by the LGBT advocacy group, raising the ire of Russian gay rights activists because ...

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Russia bans adoptions from countries that allow same-sex marriage

MOSCOW -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an amendment to Russia's law prohibiting same-sex couples from adopting, extending the ban to foreign couples from nations where same-sex marriage is legal. ...

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British Immigration office criticized over ‘degrading’ LGBT questionnaire

LONDON -- A confidential internal report by the British government, leaked to the British press last week, details a series of graphic questions posed to LGBT people seeking political asylum in the United Kingdom, including inquiries into a person's sexual ...

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Berlin advocacy group lights ‘Rainbow Flame’ in solidarity with LGBT Russians

BERLIN -- Gay rights activists in Berlin on Friday cheered and waved placards reading "Stop Homophobia" at the lighting of an Olympic-style '"Rainbow Flame" that will burn for the next 16 days while the Winter Olympic games takes place in ...

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Bullied 11-year-old ‘brony’ clings to life following suicide attempt

Michael Morones
RALEIGH, N.C. -- An 11-year-old boy clings to life and may have suffered brain damage following a suicide attempt last month. Family members say Michael Morones was repeatedly bullied at school and called gay because he was a fan of ...

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Russian LGBT teen advocate charged under anti-gay propaganda law

Elena Klimova
NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia -- A freelance Russia journalist was charged Friday for violating the country's anti-gay propaganda law for creating a online LGBT teen support group on Russian social media website VKontakte ( ...

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Barneys highlights lives of transgender models in spring ad campaign

Courtesy: Barney's New York
NEW YORK -- Barneys New York, an American retail chain of luxury department stores, has partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality and the New York LGBT Community Center to feature the lives and stories of 17 transgender models ...

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Voters seek to oust hate group leader from Va. county public office

Eugene Delgaudio
LEESBURG, Va. -- A group of voters are asking a Virginia court to oust Eugene Delgaudio, leader of the anti-gay hate group Public Advocate of the United States, from his public office as a Loudoun County, Va., Supervisor. ...

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Leader of anti-gay Russian vigilante group back in Russia and under arrest

Maxim Sergeyevich Martsinkevich
MOSCOW -- The leader of the Russian anti-gay vigilante group “Occupy Pedophilia,” who is alleged to have lured LGBT youth to abusive encounters through fake social media profiles, is back on Russian soil Monday and in custody after being deported ...

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Russian lawmakers propose to expand ‘anti-gay’ law by removing the ‘gay’

Vladimir Putin
MOSCOW – A coalition of Russian lawmakers, representing members from United Russia Party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) and the Communist Party, on Friday submitted a proposal to amend the federal "anti-gay propaganda" law, expanding the measure to encompass sexual ...

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