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Gay man stabbed to death in Belize, family says it’s a ‘hate crime’

| Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Joseph Jatnel Sanchez
BELIZE CITY, Belize -- A gay man was stabbed to death and dumped on the side of a street in Belize City early Sunday morning, and family members are calling it a "hate crime."

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Dozens arrested for being gay in Nigeria in response to new anti-gay law

| Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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LAGOS, Nigeria -- Police, working off a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through torture, are arresting dozens of gay men in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, human rights activists said Tuesday.

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Gay prisoner in Mexico blinded following attack by cellmate who gouged his eyes

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Héctor Jonathan Franco Martínez
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- A gay prisoner in Mexico remains hospitalized and recovering from injuries after his cellmate gouged out his eyes.

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Nigeria president signs bill outlawing same-sex marriage, gay rights groups

| Monday, January 13, 2014
David Karp, APNigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has signed a draconian anti-gay law banning same-sex marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders.

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Gay men in Tel Aviv attacked by group hurling homophobic slurs

| Sunday, January 12, 2014
Courtesy photo to LGBTQ NationOr Azulay (left) and Moshiko Hadad.
TEL-Aviv, Israel -- A group of gay and straight friends were violently attacked in Tel Aviv on Saturday by mob of 11 people hurling anti-gay slurs, just one week following a similar attack on a transgender woman.

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Gay man jailed in Cameroon for sending ‘I love you’ text to another man dies

| Sunday, January 12, 2014
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YAOUNDE, Cameroon — A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I'm very much in love with you," and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case.

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Russian Orthodox Church official calls for re-criminalizing homosexuality

| Friday, January 10, 2014
Vsevolod Chaplin
MOSCOW -- An spokesperson for Russia's powerful Orthodox Church called on the Russian government Friday to reintroduce Soviet-era laws banning homosexuality.

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Leader of anti-gay Russian extremist group flees to Cuba

| Friday, January 10, 2014
vk.comMartsinkevich in Havana Cuba, December 2013.
HAVANA -- The founder of the anti-gay Russian extremist group “Occupy Pedophilia” has fled Ukraine, where he was hiding to avoid arrest by Russian authorities for a series of criminal homophobic assaults against LGBTQ people, and is now believed by Russian law enforcement to be hiding in Cuba.

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Israel city unveils gay Holocaust victims memorial

| Friday, January 10, 2014
Oded Balilty, APAn Israeli man reads the text from a new monument honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis during World War II for their sexual orientation and gender identity, In Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The landmark joins similar memorials in Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and San Francisco dedicated to gay victims of the Holocaust.
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel's cultural and financial capital unveiled a memorial Friday honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis, the first specific recognition in Israel for non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

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Official: Luxembourg to legalize same-sex marriage by summer

| Thursday, January 9, 2014
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LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg -- The President of Luxembourg’s Parliamentary Committee on Justice said that marriage equality would become law before the summer holidays.

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