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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.

India Supreme Court refuses to review verdict that criminalizes homosexuality

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Matt Sayles,  Invision (AP)Audience members participate in a same sex wedding during a performance of "Same Love" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Conservatives lash out at ‘sick,’ ‘despicable,’ ‘disgusting’ Grammys

Monday, January 27, 2014
Anti-gay commentators were none too pleased with last night’s performance of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” at the Grammy Awards, which included a ceremony where thirty-four couples — including same-sex couples — were married. Unsurprisingly, many claimed that the show was evil and mean to anti-gay activists. [ Read more → ]
Yoweri Museveni

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

Monday, January 27, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Vladimir Putin

Russian lawmakers propose to expand ‘anti-gay’ law by removing the ‘gay’

Sunday, January 26, 2014
MOSCOW – A coalition of Russian lawmakers, representing members from United Russia Party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) and the Communist Party, on Friday submitted a proposal to amend the federal "anti-gay propaganda" law, expanding the measure to encompass sexual "propaganda" of any kind. [ Read more → ]
Sharia Commission court entrance in Bauchi, Nigeria.

Nigerian protesters urge speedy convictions, executions of accused gay men

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Rebecca Vassie, APBriton Bernard Randall, 65, stands in a holding cell after a court hearing which ordered him to be deported, at the Chief Magistrates court in Entebbe, Uganda Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

Uganda to deport British man charged with having sex with another man

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Ugandan court on Wednesday ordered the deportation of a British man facing criminal charges related to images of him having sex with another man. [ Read more → ]
AP (File)

Arrests spread across Nigeria, unleashed by wide-ranging new anti-gay law

Friday, January 17, 2014
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Arrests have spread across Nigeria as dozens more people perceived to be gay have been rounded up and questioned, activists said Friday, describing another wave of police attention unleashed by a wide-ranging new anti-gay law. [ Read more → ]
Yoweri Museveni

Uganda president blocks controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Thursday, January 16, 2014
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blocked the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill and has rebuked Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for failure to follow parliamentary procedures by passing the law without a quorum, reports the Daily Monitor, the leading Ugandan newspaper. [ Read more → ]
Trestin Meacham

Utah man who went on hunger strike says fighting homosexual movement is ‘mission in life’

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Trestin Meacham, the Utah man who went on a two-week hunger strike until the state stopped allowing same-sex couples to marry, now says that his "purpose in life is to stand against the homosexual movement." [ Read more → ]
Sharia Commission court entrance in Bauchi, Nigeria.

Nigeria gay crackdown: 1 man flogged, 10 others face possible death by stoning

Thursday, January 16, 2014
BAUCHI, Nigeria -- An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has convicted one man and sentenced him to 20 lashes for having sex with another man, and 10 Muslim men could face death by stoning if also convicted of the crime of homosexuality. [ Read more → ]

Amnesty International: Gays arrested in at least four Nigerian states

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Amnesty International says Nigerian police have arrested 10 people suspected of being gay in four majority Christian southern states in the highly religious nation. [ Read more → ]
APBan Ki-moon

United Nations chief alarmed by Nigeria’s new anti-gay law

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is alarmed by reports of the arrest and torture of individuals in northern Nigeria believed to be homosexual and strongly hopes that the constitutionality of the country's new anti-gay law will be reviewed. [ Read more → ]
Joel Ryan, Invision/APIan McKellen

Ian McKellen, 27 Nobel laureates urge Putin to repeal anti-gay law

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
LONDON -- Actor Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates have written an open letter urging Russia's president to repeal an anti-gay law and expressing their solidarity with critics of the legislation. [ Read more → ]

Dozens arrested for being gay in Nigeria in response to new anti-gay law

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Police, working off a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through torture, are arresting dozens of gay men in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, human rights activists said Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utha.

Mormon church reminds local leaders they are still opposed to homosexuality

Friday, January 10, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church is telling its local leaders that same-sex wedding ceremonies and receptions are prohibited in their churches. [ Read more → ]
Ivan Okhlobystin

Russian actor who wants to burn gays alive, wants Putin to criminalize sodomy

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A popular Russian actor, who last month said he wants to burn gay people alive because they pose a danger to his children, has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring back a Soviet law criminalizing “sodomy.” [ Read more → ]

Nigeria Senate passes law banning gay marriage, formation of gay rights groups

Friday, December 20, 2013
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigeria’s Senate on Thursday passed a harsh anti-gay bill banning same-sex marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. [ Read more → ]

India government asks high court to review its decision on anti-gay law

Friday, December 20, 2013
NEW DELHI — India's government asked the country's Supreme Court on Friday to review a decision in which it upheld a colonial-era law that bans homosexual acts and makes them punishable by up to a decade in prison. [ Read more → ]
Kaytee Riek

Uganda passes tough new law against homosexuality

Friday, December 20, 2013
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed an anti-gay law that punishes "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment. [ Read more → ]
Phil Robertson

Patriarch of ‘Duck Dynasty’ off show indefinitely after anti-gay comments

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The A&E channel says "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is off the show indefinitely after condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview. [ Read more → ]
Yashwant Sinha

India political party leader says gay U.S. diplomats should be ‘arrested, punished’

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
NEW DELHI, India -- The leader of India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Wednesday that India should “arrest and punish" U.S. diplomats in India who have “same sex companions” as same-sex acts is illegal in the country. [ Read more → ]
APDebbie Wasserman Schultz

DNC chair condemns Michigan GOP, says they tolerate anti-gay bias

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
FERNDALE, Mich. -- The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee has joined leading state Democrats in condemning Michigan Republicans for their handling of anti-gay remarks by a GOP National Committee member and their failure to extend civil rights to gays. [ Read more → ]

Klingenschmitt: Gays have ‘a demonic spirit that is manifesting inside of them’

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
On his “Pray In Jesus Name” program Tuesday, fomer Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt discussed the recent ruling by a Colorado judge against a bakery that had refused to provide a wedding cake to a gay couple... [ Read more → ]

Russian toy store chain accused of ‘promoting homosexuality’

Monday, December 16, 2013
MOSCOW -- A Russian toy store chain is under investigation for selling a game that allegedly “promotes homosexuality," prosecutors said Friday. [ Read more → ]

Democratic Republic of Congo to consider banning gay sex

Sunday, December 15, 2013
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo -- A draft bill has been proposed to criminalize gay sex the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). [ Read more → ]
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