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Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe president threatens to expel diplomats who promote gay rights

Friday, April 18, 2014
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe on Friday threatened to expel foreign diplomats who try to promote gay rights in the southern African country. [ Read more → ]
Patriarch Abune Mathias

Leader of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church vows to fight homosexuality ‘to the end’

Friday, April 18, 2014
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- In his Easter message this week, Patriarch Abune Mathias, head of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church, vowed to fight homosexuality, saying it will bring destruction to the world. [ Read more → ]
Ethiopia

Planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia is cancelled

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday. [ Read more → ]
Ethiopia

Africa’s anti-gay movement spreads to Ethiopia

Thursday, April 10, 2014
ADDIS ABBA, Ethiopia -- Two groups in Ethiopia said Thursday that they will hold an anti-gay demonstration later this month, a move that puts Ethiopia in line to become the next African country to increase the public demonization of gays. [ Read more → ]
Jacob Zuma

South Africa president says he ‘respects’ Uganda’s anti-gay law

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The president of South Africa on Tuesday said he respects Uganda’s right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country. [ Read more → ]
Scott  Lively

Lively: Gays are ‘using parts of the body in ways they’re not supposed to be used’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Anti-gay crusader and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively was a guest on the "The Alan Colmes Show" Tuesday, where he attempted to explain why “homosexuality is a behavioral disorder on par with alcoholism or eating disorders.” [ Read more → ]
Egypt

Egyptian court sentences men to 3-8 years for homosexuality

Monday, April 7, 2014
CAIRO -- A judicial official says an Egyptian court has convicted four men of committing homosexual acts and sentenced them to up to eight years in prison. [ Read more → ]
Geoffrey McGrath

Gay Scoutmaster refuses to step down, church stands by his decision

Monday, April 7, 2014
SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America may have revoked his membership, but openly gay Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath is continuing his role as a leader with the support of his church. [ Read more → ]
Rebecca Vassie, APUganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives at an anti-gay rally organized by a coalition of Ugandan religious leaders and government officials, at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda, Monday, March 31, 2014.

Uganda police raid U.S. project known to offer HIV treatments to gays

Friday, April 4, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to gays, a government spokesman said Friday, in what appeared to be the first public action by police to enforce a new law that strengthened criminal penalties against gay sex. [ Read more → ]
Ethiopia

Ethiopia to allow mass anti-gay protests to alert society to ‘homosexual agenda’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa’s municipality on Tuesday approved a mass anti-gay protest to be held in Ethiopia’s capital and throughout the country later this month, according to the Ethiopian Reporter. [ Read more → ]
Mississippi state capitol in Jackson.

Miss. approves religious freedom bill that could allow anti-gay discrimination

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups. [ Read more → ]
Sister Jane Dominic Laurel

Catholic nun tells students gay parents abuse kids, masturbation turns boys gay

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students and parents at Charlotte Catholic High School are speaking out after they say a campus lecturer forcefully condemned homosexuality with outdated statistics, prejudiced stereotypes and other extremist claims. [ Read more → ]
Rebecca Vassie, APUgandans supportive of their government's anti-gay stance attend a march and rally organized by a coalition of Ugandan religious leaders and government officials, at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda, Monday, March 31, 2014.

Uganda holds ‘thanksgiving’ event in celebration of anti-gay law

Monday, March 31, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has launched fresh condemnation of gays, saying they deserve punishment because homosexuality "is criminal and it is so cruel." [ Read more → ]
Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan to consider anti-gay law similar to Russia’s gay ‘propaganda’ ban

Saturday, March 29, 2014
The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is considering an anti-gay law that would prohibit its citizens from creating "a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations” among minors, a bill nearly identical to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law. [ Read more → ]
Mirella Salemi

NY appeals court upholds $1.6 million judgement awarded to lesbian chef

Saturday, March 29, 2014
NEW YORK -- The owner of a Mexican restaurant in Tribeca who warned his staff weekly about the eternal damnation awaiting "gay people" owes a lesbian chef $1.6 million, a New York appeals court ruled. [ Read more → ]
Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia's capital Friday, with some threatening to lash with nettles any participant in a gay pride parade which was to take place there. Photos: Shakh Aivazov, AP

Radical clerics promise more violence at IDAHOT demonstrations in Georgia

Saturday, March 29, 2014
TBILISI, Georgia -- Radical Orthodox Christians and clerics are warning the LGBT community in this eastern European nation that any demonstrations on the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) would be met with even harsher retaliation that marred the event one year ago. [ Read more → ]
Franklin-Graham

Franklin Graham says gays are out to ‘recruit’ kids through marriage, adoption

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Franklin Graham, son of iconic American evangelist Billy Graham, spoke with The Charlotte Observer this week, addressing for the first time a written editorial in which the younger Graham praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for that nation’s new anti-LGBT legislation. [ Read more → ]
White-House

White House takes action in response to Uganda’s anti-gay law

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday said it was taking action in response to the recent passage of Uganda an anti-gay law, signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in January. [ Read more → ]
Fred Phelps

Fred Phelps’ hate seen by some as helping to advance gay rights

Friday, March 21, 2014
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring — often at military funerals — that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Rainbow Ethiopia

Ethiopia proposes to make homosexual acts a non-pardonable offense

Thursday, March 20, 2014
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Lawmakers in Ethiopia are expected to pass into law a bill that would make same-sex acts a non-pardonable offense. [ Read more → ]
Scott Lively

Lively: Revolution coming because people are ‘fed up’ with ‘homosexual agenda’

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Scott Lively was a guest on Bryan Fischer’s radio program on Monday to discuss his campaign for governor in Massachusetts but, of course, most of the interview revolved around Fischer’s and Lively’s mutual battle against the “homosexual agenda.” [ Read more → ]
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) is Chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Kerry pressed to review U.S. aid to countries with anti-LGBT laws

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus called on the Obama administration Tuesday to review all aid to countries with laws criminalizing homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
APSouth African Navanethem 'Navi' Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

UN human rights official: Nigeria’s anti-gay law may harm public health

Thursday, March 13, 2014
ABUJA, Nigeria -- The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria's new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health. [ Read more → ]
The Seimas, the Lithuania Parliament in Vilnius.

Lithuania postpones vote on anti-gay ‘public family defilement’ bill

Thursday, March 13, 2014
VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Lithuanian lawmakers on Thursday postponed a final vote on a bill establishing fines for “public family defilement," a measure similar to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law. [ Read more → ]
File

Judge upholds Mo. law limiting time, distance of funeral protests

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge has upheld a Missouri law requiring protesters to stay at least a football-field length away from funeral sites, beginning an hour before they start until an hour after the services end. [ Read more → ]
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