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Bulgaria’s main nationalist party proposes ban on gay pride events

| Friday, February 7, 2014
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SOFIA, Bulgaria –¬ Bulgaria’s right wing party Ataka ("Attack" in Bulgarian) has proposed a draft bill to bans gay pride marches.

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Russia reverses decision to punish school girl for ‘gay propaganda’

| Thursday, February 6, 2014
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BRYANSK, Russia -- A Russian Juvenile Commission in the city of Bryansk has reversed its decision to discipline a 14-year-old schoolgirl accused of engaging in "propaganda" of non-traditional sexual relations.

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WATCH: British TV documentary reports on brutal attacks on LGBT Russians

| Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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LONDON – Just days ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a new documentary airing Wednesday on Britain's Channel 4 sheds new light on the violent, homophobic attacks on LGBT Russians.

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UN committee on children’s rights urges Russia to repeal gay ‘propaganda’ law

| Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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GENEVA -- A U.N. committee on children's rights urged Russia on Wednesday to repeal its law banning pro-gay "propaganda" that could be accessible to minors, arguing that the legislation encourages discrimination and even violence.

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Vatican surveys find Catholics reject rules on morality, gay marriage

| Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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VATICAN CITY -- Surveys commissioned by the Vatican have shown that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce.

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Human Rights Watch video documents increased violence against LGBT Russians

| Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Dmitry Lovetsky, APIn this June 29, 2013 photo, riot police (OMON) guard gay rights activists who have been beaten by anti-gay protesters during an authorized gay rights rally in St.Petersburg, Russia.
NEW YORK -- The advocacy group Human Rights Watch released a video Tuesday documenting the increased violence against LGBTQ Russians.

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Scottish Parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage

| Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Dan LittauerMarriage equality supporters celebrate the Scottish Parliament vote to legalize same-sex marriage in Scotland.
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Scotland becomes the 17th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill by an overwhelming majority.

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Russian school girl disciplined under country’s anti-gay propaganda ban

| Monday, February 3, 2014
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BRYANSK, Russia -- A school girl in Russia has been accused of breaking the country's anti-gay propaganda law and is believed to be the first minor formally disciplined for promoting "non-traditional sexual relations" among her peers.

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Senegal police arrest 4 over attacks to rid their neighborhood of gays

| Monday, February 3, 2014
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DAKAR, Senegal — Police in a city outside Senegal's capital have arrested four young men accused of carrying out attacks in a bid to rid their neighborhood of gay people.

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Brazil police arrest ‘skateboard Nazis’ in brutal murder of gay teen

| Monday, February 3, 2014
Bruno Borges de Oliveira
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazilian police on Sunday arrested a gang of neo-Nazi skateboarders for the brutal murder of an 18 year-old gay teen last weekend in São Paulo.

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