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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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Castro’s daughter sponsors blessing of Cuban same-sex couples

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Rev. Roger LaRade, of the Eucharistic Catholic Church in Canada, blesses a gay couple as they lean in to kiss each other in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Nearly two dozen gay couples held hands or embraced, some crying, as Protestant clergymen from the U.S. and Canada blessed them as part of official ceremonies leading up to the Global Day against Homophobia on May 17. ...

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Caribbean court hears challenge to two nations’ anti-gay laws

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Maurice Tomlinson
The lawsuit against Belize and Trinidad and Tobago is being heard by the Trinidad and Tobago-based court on Wednesday. It was not clear when the court might rule. ...

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Dominican government won’t recognize same-sex marriage performed at Embassy

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The statement comes two days after the British embassy tweeted that a Dominican man and his British partner had exchanged vows in its Santo Domingo offices. ...

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Human rights group: LGBT Jamaicans targets of unchecked violence

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
David McFadden, APJamaican churchgoers hold signs while attending an anti-gay rally in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- LGBT people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, a leading human rights group says ...

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Bahamas gay pride weekend cut short by death threats

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
An inaugural gay pride weekend in the Bahamas was cut short as members of the LGBT community abandoned the planned events “out of fear” of repercussions from irate members of the public, reported the Nassau Guardian. Event organizer Victor Rollins ...

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Jamaican activist ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law amid fears for his safety

Friday, August 29, 2014
Javed Jaghai
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A Jamaican gay rights activist who brought a legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law says he has withdrawn the case after growing fearful about his safety. Last year, Javed Jaghai made headlines after initiating a ...

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Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus for promoting ‘lesbian sex’

Friday, August 22, 2014
Miley Cyrus
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds and for allegedly inciting lesbian sex. The National Commission of Public Entertainment and Radio ...

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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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Amnesty International: Gay rights office in Haiti attacked, two beaten

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Amnesty International says the office of a gay rights group in Haiti has been ransacked and two of its members beaten. ...

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