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Toronto mayor demands rainbow flag be removed from city hall

Friday, February 7, 2014
APRob Ford
TORONTO -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford wants a rainbow flag flying at City Hall protesting Russia's law restricting gay rights activities to be removed.

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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
Russia
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
Senegal
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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