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Uganda tabloid prints list of ‘top’ homosexuals

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Stephen Wandera, APA Ugandan reads a copy of the "Red Pepper" tabloid newspaper in Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. The Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay, one day after the president Yoweri Museveni enacted a harsh anti-gay law.
KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law.

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Uganda president calls gays ‘disgusting’ in interview after signing anti-gay law

Monday, February 24, 2014
Museveni
Just hours after signing a harsh anti-gay law that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni called gays "disgusting" in an interview with CNN.

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International leaders, LGBT community react to signing of Uganda’s anti-gay bill

Monday, February 24, 2014
via Twitteruganda President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill into law.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A look at world reactions after Uganda President Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial anti-gay bill that calls for harsh penalties, including 14 years in jail for first-time offenders, and life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for, among other offenses, repeated gay sex between consenting adults.

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BREAKING: Uganda’s president signs harsh anti-gay bill into law

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs a new anti-gay bill that sets harsh penalties for homosexual sex, in Entebbe, Uganda Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
ENTEBBE, Uganda — Uganda's president on Monday signed an anti-gay bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, a measure likely to send Uganda's beleaguered gay community further underground as the police try to implement it amid fevered anti-gay sentiment across the country.

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Desmond Tutu urges Uganda president to reject anti-gay bill

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Schalk van Zuydam, APDesmond Tutu.
JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Sunday made an impassioned plea to Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law a harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill that calls for a life sentence for some same-sex relations.

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Russian court dismisses case against journalist who founded LGBT teen support group

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Elena Klimova
NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia -- A Russian court on Friday dismissed the case against a freelance journalist who founded an online LGBT teen support group, ruling that it found no evidence that she had been promoting "non-traditional sexual relations."

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Uganda’s president rebuffs U.S. criticism of anti-gay bill

Friday, February 21, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's president said he wants no lectures from Western governments opposed to the country's controversial anti-gay bill, signaling he is set to sign it into law.

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Finland parliament begins debate on bill to legalize same-sex marriage

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Finland
HELSINKI, Finland -- The Finnish parliament began debate Thursday on a proposal that would legalize same-sex marriage. Should the legislation become law, Finland would become the final Nordic country to pass a law on gender-neutral marriage.

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‘Quiet diplomacy’ faulted for advancement of Africa’s anti-gay laws

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Uganda
DAKAR, Senegal -- Last month, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met in his office with a team of U.S.-based rights activists concerned about legislation that would impose life sentences for some homosexual acts. South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu joined them by phone, pointing out similarities between Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill and racist laws enforced under South Africa's former apartheid government.

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Prominent Ugandan doctor, LGBT rights activist detained in South Africa

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Dr. Paul Semugoma
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Human rights activists are calling on the South African government to release a prominent Ugandan doctor and LGBT rights activist who is being held in an immigration detention facility at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg pending further deportation proceedings.

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