Dan Littauer

Dan Littauer, based in Glasgow, Scotland, is a freelance journalist who specializes in LGBT current affairs, travel writing, feature writing and investigative journalism. He has previously worked for Gay Star News, PinkNews, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, Lonely Planet as well as contributing occasionally to the BBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN and The Guardian.

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Lesbian dance instructor found murdered in St. Petersburg, Russia

| Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ekaterina Khomenko
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — A lesbian dance instructor was found murdered in her car in the Russian city of St Petersburg on Sunday, reported QueerRussia. Ekaterina Khomenko, 29, who was known in the local LGBT community as an instructor of tango for same-sex couples, was found with a 9 cm slit in her throat. Police are now treating her death ...

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27 men arrested in Lebanon for alleged ‘unnatural sex’ and ‘public indecency’

| Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Human rights activists rally in Beirut in 2013  demanding greater rights and protections for the LGBT community in Lebanon.
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Police in Beirut have arrested 27 men for allegedly engaging in “gay sex” during a raid on a Beirut bathhouse on Saturday. According to Colonel Tony Haddad of Hbeish police station, the 27 unnamed men, including the owner and employees, have been in police custody since police raided Agha Hammam in the area of Hamra-Concord, Beirut.

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Saudi man gets 3 years in prison, 450 lashes for meeting men via Twitter

| Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Saudi-Arabia
MEDINA, Saudi Arabia – A criminal court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a 24-year-old man to three years in jail and 450 lashes for trying to arrange a date with another man via Twitter. According to the daily Aarabic newspaper Al-Watan, the court found the unidentified man guilty of “promoting the vice and practice of homosexuality.”

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Gay man sprayed with ammonia outside London club, may never see again

| Monday, June 9, 2014
Police are looking for these three suspects in connection with a chemical attack outside a London gay club on June 8, 2014.
A London man may never see again following an anti-gay attack outside a London club on Sunday. London police are seeking a man and two East European women in connection with a chemical attack on three men in the Vauxhall area, London’s gay district, early on Sunday.

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South Africa ends blood donor ban on gay men

| Wednesday, May 21, 2014
South-Africa
PRETORIA, South Africa – South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has dropped a ban that prohibited gay men from donating blood.

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Israel to lower minimum age requirement for gender reassignment surgery

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
Israel
JERUSALEM, Israel – Israel’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday said it was lowering the the minimum age requirement to be approved for a sex change from 21 to 18.

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Report: Anti-gay attacks in France up 78 percent in 2013

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Anti-gay marriage activists hold smoke flares with the color of the logo of the movement during a rally to protest the new law after French lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Paris.
PARIS -- A French gay rights groups says attacks against the LGBT community increased by 78 percent in France in 2013.

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Leader of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church vows to fight homosexuality ‘to the end’

| Friday, April 18, 2014
Patriarch Abune Mathias
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- In his Easter message this week, Patriarch Abune Mathias, head of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church, vowed to fight homosexuality, saying it will bring destruction to the world.

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South Africa president says he ‘respects’ Uganda’s anti-gay law

| Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Jacob Zuma
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The president of South Africa on Tuesday said he respects Uganda’s right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country.

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Ethiopia to allow mass anti-gay protests to alert society to ‘homosexual agenda’

| Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa’s municipality on Tuesday approved a mass anti-gay protest to be held in Ethiopia’s capital and throughout the country later this month, according to the Ethiopian Reporter.

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