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Rights group calls out Gambia president for abuses

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
In a new report, Amnesty International said Wednesday the human rights situation has deteriorated sharply this past year.
""The climate of fear worsened over the last 12 months, with people perceived to be gay or lesbian increasingly targeted," said Amnesty's West Africa researcher Sabrina Mahtani. ...

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Jimmy Carter on LGBT rights: Jesus didn’t discriminate

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter drew cheers Monday for his remarks supporting human rights and the LGBT community. Carter, 89, speaking to a packed house at Grand Rapids Community College, responded to one particular question about ...

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Bill introduced in Senate to affirm U.S. commitment to international LGBT rights

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Alexander Zemlianichenko, APIn this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 file photo Russian gay rights activists march along a Moscow boulevard in downtown. Slogans read: ' Down with all Kinds of Fascism', ' Homophobia into the Fire!', ' For Peace without Racism ! ', and 'Bisexuals Against Fascism'.
BOSTON -- As the nation celebrates National LBGT Pride Month, U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, on Friday introduced legislation that would affirm LGBT human rights are a ...

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Today is ‘World Human Rights Day’

Monday, December 10, 2012
More than 60 years ago, the United Nations declared December 10 International Human Rights Day -- partly a reaction to the horrors World War II, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948 set out to define basic human ...

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Remembering Matt Shepard and his passion for human rights

Friday, October 12, 2012
Courtesy the Matthew Shepard Foundation
Today marks 14 years since the day we lost Matt Shepard. I know from the conversations I’ve had with many of you that those terrible days in October 1998 echo in your memories: where you were, how it felt, the ...

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117 years since love dared to speak its name

Sunday, March 25, 2012
LGBTQ people only desire to realize their right to love each other, not impose it on others. Don't fool yourself, the mob rule of democracy will shift the discussion to a determination of what marriage means for the majority, rather ...

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Human rights activists make progress in decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide

Friday, December 30, 2011
Continuing a series of posts on the significant developments in the LGBT community in 2011, we saw an increased impact of the work of the UN Human Rights Council, particularly its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process of interrogating country’s human ...

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