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India Supreme Court refuses to review verdict that criminalizes homosexuality

| Tuesday, January 28, 2014
APGay rights activists hold placards during a protest against a Supreme Court verdict that upheld section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality.
NEW DELHI - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to reconsider its controversial decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalizes homosexuality.

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London ban on anti-gay bus ad put in doubt by court of appeal ruling

| Monday, January 27, 2014
Competing ads: Stonewall UK's message (top) that "some people are gay;" Core Issues Trust's ad (below) that some people are "ex-gay" and proud.
LONDON -- A ban on a Christian charity's bus advertisements suggesting that gay people can “cured” was put in doubt on Monday by a court of appeal judgment.

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Leader of anti-gay Russian vigilante group back in Russia and under arrest

| Monday, January 27, 2014
Maxim Sergeyevich Martsinkevich
MOSCOW -- The leader of the Russian anti-gay vigilante group “Occupy Pedophilia,” who is alleged to have lured LGBT youth to abusive encounters through fake social media profiles, is back on Russian soil Monday and in custody after being deported by Cuban authorities.

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Uganda president won’t sign anti-gay law without proof gays are not born that way

| Monday, January 27, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Friday he would sign the country's controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill only on the condition that he receives scientific proof that gays are made and not born.

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Northern Cyprus becomes last in Europe to decriminalize homosexuality

| Monday, January 27, 2014
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Northern Cyprus has voted to repeal a colonial era ban prohibiting gay sex, a move that makes Europe the third continent in the world with no laws criminalizing homosexuality.

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Ivory Coast: Mob attacks gay rights group office

| Monday, January 27, 2014
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ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire -- An angry mob "ransacked" the headquarters of Ivory Coast's most prominent gay rights organization, an official said Monday, following days of anti-gay protests in a country generally seen as moderate on the issue.

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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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