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Russian LGBT activists protest in Moscow’s Red Square

| Friday, January 20, 2012
A small group of LGBT Russians have taken their protest against laws intended to silence their movement to every region — and on Wednesday night they produced images of their protesting arrest in front of the Kremlin.

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Groundbreaking: Turkish parents of gay children make video (Video)

| Friday, January 13, 2012
More positive change in Turkey with the news this week that the High Court of Appeals has ordered a newspaper to pay compensation for calling gay people “perverts” in a headline it printed in 2008.

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2011 marks advances in rights, visibility of transgender and intersex people

| Friday, December 30, 2011
Anna Grodzka
Continuing a series of posts on the significant developments in the LGBT community in 2011, there were numerous advances around the world in the rights and visibility of transgender and intersex people.

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Human rights activists make progress in decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide

| Friday, December 30, 2011
Continuing a series of posts on the significant developments in the LGBT community in 2011, we saw an increased impact of the work of the UN Human Rights Council, particularly its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process of interrogating country’s human rights records, and other long term work by activists starting to bear fruit in other parts of the United Nations and other international bodies as well.

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Growth of international projects helps evolve gay rights, visibility in 2011

| Thursday, December 29, 2011
Dancer at New Delhi Pride
Continuing a series of posts on the significant developments in the LGBT community in 2011, the growth of activism and international projects help shape the continuing evolution of gay rights and visibility around the world.

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Same-sex marriage was a leading international concern throughout 2011

| Wednesday, December 28, 2011
In terms of the news -- international reporting -- this was the year of same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage (or 'marriage equality' or 'gay marriage') was a leading international concern -- whether in the West or raised as a chimeric threat, particularly in Africa.

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Jamaican opposition leader backs LGBT rights in ‘historic’ moment

| Wednesday, December 21, 2011
In moment described as “historic” by activists, the Jamaican opposition leader has come out for LGBT rights during an election debate. Jamaicans will go to the polls on December 29 and People’s National Party leader Portia Simpson-Miller made the positive comments during an election debate yesterday with Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

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Report: Kenyan gay men trafficked as sex slaves to Gulf countries

| Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A Kenyan gay magazine has exposed male sex trafficking between Kenya and the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Identity magazine says that gay and bisexual Kenyans are being lured from universities with promises of jobs only to end up as sex slaves.

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‘Ex-Gay’ myth hits Caribbean: Newspaper ad declares ‘truth’ about gays

| Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The ‘ex-gay’ religious movement has expanded beyond its American origins throughout the world. Now the same lies pushed by the same American "ex-gay" propagandists are finding an audience in the Caribbean.

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Northern Cyprus to decriminalize homosexuality

| Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Turkish Cypriot leaders have bowed to pressure from Members of the European Parliament (MEP), and have agreed to repeal a law outlawing homosexuality. Dervis Eroglu, the leader of the Turkish Cypriot government in the northern part of Cyprus said he would sign a repeal of the ban into law.

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