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Russia wants to ban “gay” emojis

Friday, July 31, 2015
These gay-themed emoji have raised the ire of Russia's communication watchdog.
Psychologists will be called in to decide whether they promote homosexuality. ...

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Court orders Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker remain in custody

Friday, July 31, 2015
Ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Schlissel walks through a Gay Pride parade and is just about to pull a knife from under his coat and start stabbing people in Jerusalem.
The court has extended his arrest by 12 days as the investigation against him continues, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. ...

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Jerusalem Gay Pride attack inspires prominent lawmaker to come out

Friday, July 31, 2015
"We cannot be silent any longer," Itzik Shmuli writes. "The knife is raised on my community."
"This is the time to fight the great darkness," he writes. ...

WATCH: Disturbing footage of Jerusalem Gay Pride attack

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Yishai Schlissel is detained by plain-clothes police officers.
The aftermath of the attack -- the worst homophobic violence Jerusalem has experienced in ten years -- was captured on video. ...

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PHOTOS: Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade [UPDATED]

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The attacker, YIshai Schlissel, stabbed six people at Jerusalem's Gay Pride Parade.
The attacker stabbed three people at the same parade back in 2005. ...

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New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Khader Abu Seif (far left), Naeem Jiryes and Fadi Daeem, protagonists of the documentary movie "Oriented"
Khader Abu Seif's struggles as a gay Arab Israeli citizen are the subject of his documentary "Oriented," touted as the first to focus on gay Palestinian citizens. ...

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Gay couple strips naked in streets of San Paolo — for a good cause

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The couple teamed up with photographers Fabio Lamounier and Rodrigo Ladeira.
They wanted to raise awareness about homophobia in their country. See the uncensored photos here. ...

Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
"In Brazil, even regular prisoners are an invisible to society at large. Transgender prisoners are doubly invisible . and vulnerable," said Claudio Nascimento, who heads the Rio Without Homophobia advocacy group.
Brazil's penitentiaries are notorious for rampant overcrowding and violence endured by all inmates. But advocates say few prisoners are as vulnerable as transgender people. ...

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Gay teacher’s honesty inspires student to come out

Monday, July 27, 2015
Drama teacher Emma Baldry's admission that she's gay inspired one of her students to come out, too.
The student wrote an extremely moving coming out letter, which you can read here. ...

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Ethiopia leaders oppose Obama’s stance on gay rights

Sunday, July 26, 2015
An Ethiopia national flag, left, is seen next to a U.S. flag, center, in a busy street ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
"Oppose the president if he raises the gay issue here," said the Ethiopian Orthodox Church-linked Weyiniye Teklehaimanot Association. ...

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