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LGBT Jamaicans hold 1st gay pride celebrations on island

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The peaceful events are a clear sign that tolerance for LGBT people is expanding on the island.
The very idea used to be almost unthinkable in a country long considered one of the globe's most hostile places to homosexuals. ...

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Suspicious package was deliberately left at Brighton Pride “to disrupt” the event

Monday, August 3, 2015
The bomb scare at Brighton Pride this weekend is currently being investigated.
The incident is being treated as a bomb hoax. ...

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21-year-old Scottish trans activist found dead

Monday, August 3, 2015
Scottish trans advocate Danielle Robins
Pink News reports that an outspoken trans activist was found dead in her apartment last Sunday, shortly after friends became worried about her. Danielle Robins was president of Abertay University’s LGBT Society, and had recently spoken of her plans to ...

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Russian police detain several gay activists

Sunday, August 2, 2015
An anti-gay takes away a poster from a gay rights activist who is taking part in a protesting picket at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.
Yuri Gavrikov, the leader of a gay rights group, was detained by police as he left his home to hold a one-man picket in front of the Hermitage Museum. ...

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A 16-year-old girl stabbed at Jerusalem Pride has died

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Security forces reach for an ultra-Orthodox Jew attacking people with a knife during a Gay Pride parade Thursday, July 30, 2015 in central Jerusalem .
Shira Banki joined the parade to show support for her gay and lesbian friends. ...

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Police detonate suspicious package at Brighton gay pride

Saturday, August 1, 2015
As the parade continued on its diverted route, an area remained cordoned off.
A statement from police claims the device was detonated as part of "normal police procedure." ...

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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