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Leading Indian psychiatrist: Homosexuality is unnatural, gays should seek treatment

| Thursday, January 23, 2014
Dr. Indira Sharma
MUMBAI – The former head of the national India Psychiatric Society described homosexuality as "unnatural" and that “homosexuals uncomfortable with their sexuality should seek psychiatric help.”

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Scottish parliament announces date for final vote on same-sex marriage bill

| Thursday, January 23, 2014
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EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The Scottish Parliament announced Tuesday that it scheduled the final debate and vote on its same-sex marriage legislation for February 4.

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Brazil transgender women accosted, detained in Dubai for ‘imitating women’

| Thursday, January 23, 2014
Karen Mke and Kamilla Satto
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Two transgender women from Brazil were detained and their passports confiscated while on vacation in Dubai, and have been charged with the crime of ‘imitating’ women.

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Nigerian protesters urge speedy convictions, executions of accused gay men

| Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Sharia Commission court entrance in Bauchi, Nigeria.
BAUCHI, Nigeria -- Thousands of protesters threw stones into the Shariah court in a north Nigerian city Wednesday, urging the speedy convictions and executions of 11 men arrested for belonging to gay organizations.

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Uganda to deport British man charged with having sex with another man

| Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Rebecca Vassie, APBriton Bernard Randall, 65, stands in a holding cell after a court hearing which ordered him to be deported, at the Chief Magistrates court in Entebbe, Uganda Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Ugandan court on Wednesday ordered the deportation of a British man facing criminal charges related to images of him having sex with another man.

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Religious leaders praise Nigeria’s new anti-gay law, claim it’s ‘God’s will’

| Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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ABUJA, Nigeria -- Leading Christian and Islamic leaders are praising Nigeria's new law banning same-sex marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights.

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First magazine for gays and lesbians in Bangladesh launched

| Monday, January 20, 2014
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Bangladesh's gay community has launched its first magazine in a bid to promote greater acceptance of gays who face widespread discrimination in the conservative Muslim-majority country, the publication's editor said on Sunday.

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Malawi court hears appeal on three men convicted of homosexuality

| Monday, January 20, 2014
Malawi
BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi's top court is considering an appeal of the conviction of three men who are serving long jail terms for homosexual acts.

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UK councilman suspended by party after blaming floods on gay marriage

| Sunday, January 19, 2014
David Silvester
LONDON -- A British far-right party has suspended a local councilman who blamed recent severe flooding on the government's legalization of same-sex marriage.

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Brazil’s LGBT community holds vigil for murdered gay teen, hate crimes victims

| Saturday, January 18, 2014
Massao Uehara, via  FacebookMembers Brazil’s LGBT community held a vigil on Friday to honor the victims of anti-LGBT violence, and call for new hate crimes legislation.
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Members of Brazil's LGBT community held vigil Friday in honor of a gay Brazilian teen who was tortured and brutally murdered, one of at least five reported murders targeting LGBT people in Brazil over the past week.

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