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Gambia gays face discrimination in exile

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Jane Hahn, APAlhaji, 21, whose last name has been withheld for his safety, looks out over Dakar as he poses for a picture near the African Renaissance Monument, in Dakar, Senegal. Alhaji fled his home in neighboring Gambia last year after being beaten, tried, and persecuted for being gay.
Alhaji, a 21-year-old gay man, knew there was trouble when he heard that an uninvited guest was snapping photos in the middle of his poolside birthday party in Gambia's capital. That photographer turned out to be a member of Gambia's feared National Intelligence Agency, and accused Alhaji of throwing "a gay party" in violation of Gambian law.

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Doctors have convincing evidence baby born with HIV may be cured

Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus - a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

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LGBT History Month profile: First out black writer Bruce Nugent

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Bruce Nugent was a writer and artist during the Harlem Renaissance. He was the first out black writer.

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LGBT History Month profile: South African activist Simon Nkoli

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Simon Nkoli was a South African anti-apartheid, gay rights and AIDS activist. He is recognized as the founder of South Africa’s black gay movement.

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LGBT History Month profile: ‘Hip-Hop’s First Lady,’ Queen Latifah

Monday, October 21, 2013
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Known as "Hip-Hop’s First Lady," Queen Latifah is an acclaimed entertainer in music, film and television. She has received a Grammy, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

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Once bullied gay teen starts anti-bullying coalition to help other bullied kids

Sunday, October 20, 2013
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TIPTON, Iowa -- NBC Nightly News on Sunday profiled 17-year-old Jake Stallman, a once bullied gay teen from eastern Iowa who decided he no longer could suffer in silence and now helps other kids who are bullied.

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LGBT History Month profile: Emmy, Tony award winning actor Nathan Lane

Sunday, October 20, 2013
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Nathan Lane is an award-winning film, television and theater actor. He has received three Emmys, two Tony Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Celebrities raise awareness for homeless LGBT youth in Los Angeles (Video)

Sunday, October 20, 2013
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LOS ANGELES -- Jamie Foxx and Elton John are among a number of celebrities participating in a new public service announcement to raise awareness for homeless LGBT youth of Los Angeles.

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LGBT History Month profile: Activist, ‘Mother of Pride’ Brenda Howard

Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Brenda Howard was an LGBT activist. She organized the first Pride parade and is known as the “Mother of Pride.” Born in the Bronx, Howard was raised on Long Island. In the 1960s, she became involved in the anti-war and feminist movements.

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LGBT History Month profile: Artist Touko Laaksonen, a.k.a. ‘Tom of Finland’

Friday, October 18, 2013
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Tom of Finland was an artist whose sexually charged drawings of musclemen impacted gay culture. He is known as the most influential creator of homoerotic images.

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