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Albania gay rights groups open first LGBTI shelter in Balkan region

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tirana, Albania
Streha, “the Shelter” in Albanian, is the first shelter of its kind for LGBTI individuals in the Balkan region and one of the first in Eastern Europe. [...]

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Advocates stage kiss-in at Madrid Burger King after gay couple kicked-out

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Gay rights advocates stage a kiss-in at a Burger King restaurant in Madrid.
Gay rights advocates staged a kiss-in at a Madrid Burger King where a same-sex couple was previously kicked out for kissing. [...]

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ISIS jihadists say gay man thrown off rooftop, stoned to death for sodomy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Syria
The Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has posted photographs appearing to show jihadists throw a "gay" off a rooftop and then stoning him to death. [...]

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Vatican says bishops should be led by Pope on issues relating to gay families

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Vatican City
The Vatican is urging bishops to be guided by Pope Francis on family issues and pastoral care for gay and divorced Catholics and those living in civil unions. [...]

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Living in fear: Egypt’s gay community

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Cairo
At least 20 gay and transgender persons have been convicted of debauchery and other charges in Egypt in 2014. [...]

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Chile: Lawmakers expected to introduce marriage equality bill

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Chile
Lawmakers in Chile are expected to introduce a bill Wednesday aimed at extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. [...]

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Egypt security forces arrest 25 men for homosexuality in bath house raid

Monday, December 8, 2014
Egypt
Egyptian security forces have raided a bath house and arrested 25 men suspected of homosexuality, dragging them naked out of the building in downtown Cairo. [...]

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New Zealand pastor tells Christian author he prays for him to commit suicide

Monday, December 8, 2014
Pastor Logan Robertson (left) says he prays that gay Christian author Jim Marjoram (right) will commit suicide.
A New Zealand pastor has sent a hate-filled email to a prominent gay Christian author in which he calls the author a “filthy child molesting fag" and that he prays for him to commit suicide. [...]

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Uganda lawmaker: Foreigners adopting kids ‘to train them on gay practices’

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Rebecca Kadaga
The Speaker of Uganda's Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, is warning clergy members that gay foreigners were adopting Ugandan children "to train them on gay practices." [...]

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Former cop launches Chinese gay dating app that grows to 15 million users

Monday, December 1, 2014
Ma Baoli, founder of Danlan.org, speaks near a banner at the Blue City office in Beijing, China. Danlan.org, a website for gay people to share experiences has spawned a dating app specifically for gay Chinese men and the company Blue City last month received $30 million in funding.
BEIJING --- By day, Ma Baoli was a high-ranking officer in a seaside city police force. By night, he ran a website for gay people to share experiences and on which he spoke under a pseudonym about the pressure he faced being gay himself. After several years, the police force [...]

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