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Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, and may be based on irrational fear. [ Wikipedia → ]

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New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Khader Abu Seif (far left), Naeem Jiryes and Fadi Daeem, protagonists of the documentary movie "Oriented"
Khader Abu Seif's struggles as a gay Arab Israeli citizen are the subject of his documentary "Oriented," touted as the first to focus on gay Palestinian citizens. ...

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Gordon Klingenschmitt: Adult scout leaders will lead to child abuse

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
"If your boy is in one of those organizations," Gordon Klingenschmitt said, "you need to get them out of there."
The children are in danger," he says. ...

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Report documents Kazakhstan’s hostility towards gays

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Human Rights Watch said gays in Kazakhstan live in "the climate of fear."
Human Rights Watch on Thursday issued a 31-page report documenting violence and discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face in the Central Asian nation. ...

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Gay baker blames LGBTQ community for Sweet Cakes by Melissa scandal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Gay baker asks the gay community: "Are you stupid?"
Gay baker calls the gay community "stupid" and "Nazis." ...

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In Kenya, 5,000 naked people will protest Obama’s stance on gay marriage

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto
The protest's objective is to show Obama "the difference between a man and woman." ...

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Following his resignation, former Archbishop John Neinstedt denies allegations

Monday, July 20, 2015
"It pains me deeply that my good name and reputation have been put into question," said former Archbishop John Neinstedt to The Star Tribune.
Neinstedt has called homosexuality "evil" in the past, and thinks equal marriage laws are a Satanic "man-made experiment" that would harm children. ...

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UN expresses concern over LGBT rights in Turkey

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The U.N. statement says "we call on the Turkish authorities to take active measures to combat homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination."
ANKARA, Turkey –— The U.N. has expressed concern over a spate of violent and discriminatory acts against Turkey’s LGBT community and called on the country to combat homophobic acts and uphold gay rights. The statement from the U.N. High Commissioner ...

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North Dakota lawmaker defends homophobic Facebook post on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Dwight Kiefert
A North Dakota Republican state lawmaker is defending a Facebook post in which he called the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage a victory for the mentally ill. ...

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