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Ashley Madison hack puts gay lives at risk

Friday, August 21, 2015
Leaked personal information from this week's Ashley Madison hack leaves gay lives in danger all around the world.
The hack exposes the names of users who live in places where homosexual is punishable by death. ...

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On eve of visit, Obama voices support for Africa LGBT rights

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Workers finish installing a large billboard showing Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, and President Barack Obama, right, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. AP Photo/Ben Curtis
Many Kenyan politicians have warned Obama that any overtures on gay rights would not be welcomed in Kenya. ...

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Mixed reaction to scrapping of anti-gay law in Mozambique

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Mozambique
Earlier this week, Mozambique scrapped a colonial Portuguese law demanding "security measures to be taken against anyone practicing vices against nature." The move is seen as part of the more liberal social stance of recently elected President Filipe Nyusi. ...

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Report urges Nigeria to repeal draconian anti-LGBT law

Monday, June 29, 2015
Nigeria
Nigeria's draconian law against gays has encouraged mob attacks, police torture, evictions and public whippings, according to a report Monday that urges the country's new president to repeal the legislation. ...

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Morocco: Two gay men to serve 4 months for posing close together for photograph

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Morocco
Two Moroccan gay men have been sentenced to four months each in jail after they were arrested for standing too close to one another as they posed for a photograph in front of a historic site in Rabat. ...

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Gambia’s president threatens to slit the throats of gay men

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Yahya Jammeh
Jammeh is one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders and has previously threatened to behead sexual minorities found in his country. ...

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Kenya’s deputy president: No place for gays here

Monday, May 4, 2015
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto
William Ruto: "There's no room for homosexuality in this country. That one I can assure you." ...

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Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group

Monday, April 27, 2015
Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality and in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
The Kenyan constitution recognizes and protects the rights of minorities, the three judges of the High Court said in their ruling. The Non-Governmental Organization Co-ordination Board had refused to register the rights group on religious and moral grounds. ...

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French court allows marriage between French, Moroccan same-sex couple

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
France
France’s highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom’s refusal to recognize marriages between two men. ...

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Egypt reduces sentences of 8 men convicted for taking part in alleged gay wedding

Saturday, December 27, 2014
Eight Egyptian men are convicted for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in a video of an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat leave the defendant's cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Saturday's verdict that sentenced each of them to three years in prison is the latest in a crackdown by authorities against gays.
An Egyptian appeals court has upheld the conviction of eight men for "inciting debauchery" for appearing in an alleged same-sex wedding video, but reduced their sentences from three to one year in prison. ...

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