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Top Indian court upholds colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality

| Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Supreme Court in New Delhi.
NEW DELHI -- A colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India, a top court said Wednesday, dealing a blow to gay activists who have argued for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.

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U.S., British anti-gay activists spread homophobic messages at Jamaica conference

| Monday, December 9, 2013
Peter LaBarbera
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two prominent U.S. and British anti-gay activists attended a conference in Jamaica over the weekend to urge their counterparts and the Jamaican government to retain that country's colonial era law banning homosexual activity.

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Putin appoints notorious anti-gay news anchor to head Russian news agency

| Monday, December 9, 2013
APDmitry Kiselyov
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed a controversial news anchor to head a restructured state news agency, a move signaling the Kremlin's intention to tighten control over the media and use it increasingly for propaganda of ultraconservative views.

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Anti-gay social media group in Russia offers reward for outing LGBT teachers

| Saturday, December 7, 2013
Demonstrators protest Russia's anti-gay laws.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — A new anti-gay group has emerged on the popular Russian social network Vkontakte (vk.com) offering rewards for reporting “confirmed” information on gay school teachers, reports Queer Russia.

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Russian high court rules against LGBT activist, upholds ‘gay propaganda’ law

| Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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MOSCOW -- Russia’s highest court has ruled that a controversial law banning “gay propaganda” is not in breach of that nation's Constitution.

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Cameroon man sentenced to nine years in prison for same-sex relationship

| Monday, November 25, 2013
Cameroon
LIMBE, Cameroon -- A Cameroon man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for breaking that nation's laws against homosexuality.

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Senegal judge frees women accused of violating law banning homosexual acts

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal — A judge in Senegal says there is insufficient evidence to convict four women accused of violating the country's law banning homosexual acts.

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Poll: It’s not OK to make online slurs, even when you’re ‘just kidding’

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Nam Y. Huh, AP (File)In a shift of attitude, most young people now say it’s wrong to use racist or sexist slurs online, even if you’re just kidding.
WASHINGTON -- In a shift in attitude, most young people now say it's wrong to use racist, sexist or anti-gay slurs online, even if you're just kidding. But when they see them, they don't take much personal offense.

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Server who received anti-gay note to donate tips to wounded veterans

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Dayna Morales
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- The New Jersey restaurant server and former Marine who was left a note condemning her lesbian "lifestyle" instead of a tip, has been receiving extra tips for days since her story broke, and says she plans to donate them to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Uganda trial on published images of gay U.K. man having sex is postponed

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Bernard Randall
ENTEBBE, Uganda -- The trial in Uganda of a British man arrested after images of him having gay sex were published has been postponed until December.

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