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Okla. career anti-gay lawmaker introduces three bills targeting LGBT community

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sally Kern
Oklahoma state lawmaker Sally Kern, who once called homosexuality “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” has introduced three new measures targeting the LGBT community. ...

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Judge to announce verdict next week in Egypt ‘gay bathhouse’ raid trial

Monday, January 5, 2015
The judge in the trial of 26 men arrested in Egypt in a televised raid by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse says he'll announce a verdict next week after only three hearings. ...

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Defense lawyers criticize Egypt’s arrest of 26 alleged gay men in bathhouse raid

Sunday, January 4, 2015
Court of Justice in Cairo.
Defense lawyers for 26 men arrested in a televised raid by police looking for gays at an Egyptian bathhouse criticized the prosecution's case when the trial resumed Sunday. ...

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The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2014

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The Radical Righ, sees recent advances in LGBT rights as a reason to find new strategies to fight what it believes is a tyrannical government bent on persecuting conservatives and inviting divine punishment. ...

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Social media activist gets 29 Russian teachers fired after claiming they are gay

Monday, December 29, 2014
Timur Isayev holds an iPad decorated with a sticker promoting white power. He has gloated about putting 29 teachers out of a job for their sexual orientations.
At least that's what Timur Isayev, a self-described Russian homophobe, is claiming, reports ...

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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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U.S. drops Gambia from trade agreement in response to anti-LGBT crackdown

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Yahya Jammeh
The decision to drop Gambia from special trade status under the African Growth and Opportunity Act of 2000 came amid news that three Gambian men had been arrested and accused of homosexuality. ...

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Mich. legislature adjourns without final passage of ‘license to discriminate’ bill

Monday, December 22, 2014
Michigan state capitol in Lansing.
The state Senate adjourned its 2013-14 session without considering a controversial religious freedom bill approved by House lawmakers earlier this month. ...

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Egyptian court opens trial of 26 men on charges of suspected homosexuality

Monday, December 22, 2014
Court of Justice in Cairo.
The handcuffed defendants, many of them crying, arrived in court with their heads bowed as police pushed them inside a metal cage. ...

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Ugandans won’t be celebrating Christmas with new anti-gay law

Saturday, December 20, 2014
LGBT rights activists protest Uganda's anti-gay law in London in January after lawmakers passed the measure without a quorum.
Uganda’s parliament adjourned without passing a new anti-LGBT law that one lawmaker said he wanted Ugandans to be able to “celebrate” as "a Christmas gift" to the nation. ...

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