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Queer Nation NYQueer Nation activist protest outside Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on February 23.

LGBT activists protest Russia’s anti-gay laws at final USOC Olympic event

Sunday, February 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Nearly three dozen members of the gay rights activist group Queer Nation held a raucous protest on Sunday at the United States Olympic Committee's final "Road to Sochi Tour" event at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. [ Read more → ]
Protestors rally at the Arizona state capitol complex demanding that Gov. Jan Brewer veto SB 1062.

Protesters rally at Ariz. state capitol to demand governor veto anti-gay bill

Friday, February 21, 2014
PHOENIX — Hundreds of people have gathered at the Arizona Capitol to demand that Gov. Jan Brewer veto legislation that would allow business owners to refuse to serve gays by citing their religious beliefs. [ Read more → ]
Colin Murphy for LGBTQ NationA Westboro Baptist Church member protests Michael Sam's coming out.

Students form human wall to block Westboro Baptist protest at Mizzou

Saturday, February 15, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, home of the anti-gay extremists behind the “Gods Hate Fags” and “God hates the World” fundamentalist movement, on Saturday protested the coming out of Missouri football player Michael Sam outside Mizzou Arena on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia. [ Read more → ]
Yair Meyuhas, via Facebook

More than one thousand rally in Tel Aviv to protest recent anti-LGBT violence

Friday, January 17, 2014
TEL AVIV -- More than a thousand people marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday to protest against transphobia and anti-LGBT violence in Israel. [ Read more → ]

Indian gay activists protest top court’s ruling that criminalizes gay sex

Sunday, December 15, 2013
NEW DELHI — Hundreds of gay rights activists gathered in India's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday to protest a decision by India's top court to uphold a law that criminalizes gay sex. [ Read more → ]
Christophe Bott, Keystone/APInternational Olympic Committee, IOC, President German Thomas Bach, attends the opening of the executive board's meeting, at the IOC headquarters, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

Olympic Committee President: Russia to set up protest zones in Sochi

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda." [ Read more → ]

Olympic Committee to remind athletes against protests in Sochi

Monday, December 9, 2013
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda." [ Read more → ]
Courtesy: Queer NationQueer Nation activists protest Russia's anti-LGBT laws in Times Square on Tuesday.

Activists protest Russia’s anti-LGBT laws at Times Square Olympic countdown

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Olympic gold medalists stood on a temporary stage in Times Square talking about training and teamwork when the chants rose up from about 50 feet away. "Homophobia has got to go!" bellowed more than a dozen protesters who unveiled a rainbow banner reading, "Don't Buy Putin's Lies." [ Read more → ]

Serbia government faces criticism over gay pride ban

Saturday, September 28, 2013
BELGRADE, Serbia — European Union officials have criticized the Serbian government's decision to ban a gay pride march for the third consecutive year because of threats from right-wing groups. [ Read more → ]
Martin Meissner, APSweden's Moa Hjelmer, her nails painted in rainbow colors, watches the womens 200-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

Pro-gay protests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi? Dream on…

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It is fanciful to suggest that Sochi-bound Olympians will or should follow the example of Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the U.S. sprinters who struck a world-electrifying blow for the African-American cause by thrusting their black-gloved fists in the air on the Olympic medal podium in 1968. Those were angry times... [ Read more → ]
Jonas Ekstromer, Scanpix Sweden/APTwo topless Femen activists who climbed over a fence into the Russian embassy grounds run towards the embassy building in Stockholm, Sweden, on Thursday Aug. 1, 2013, during the Stockholm Pride week celebrations, to protest against the country's anti-gay bill and stigmatization of homosexuals.

Topless activists enter Russian embassy in Sweden to protest anti-gay law

Thursday, August 1, 2013
STOCKHOLM — Two topless activists climbed over a fence into the Russian embassy in Stockholm on Thursday to protest against the country's anti-gay bill and stigmatization of homosexuals. [ Read more → ]

Masked man disrupts French Open to protest legalization of same-sex marriage

Sunday, June 9, 2013
PARIS -- Protesters, upset by recent legislation in France allowing for same-sex marriages, disrupted the French Open tennis final on Sunday between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. [ Read more → ]
France Gay Marriage

Tens of thousands protest in Paris against France’s gay marriage law

Sunday, May 26, 2013
PARIS — Tens of thousands of people protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday. [ Read more → ]

Thousands march in NYC’s Greenwich Village to protest gay man’s killing

Monday, May 20, 2013
NEW YORK -- A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing in the heart of one of its most gay-friendly neighborhoods, is stirring up anxiety, disbelief and outrage heading into what is usually a time of gay pride celebration. [ Read more → ]
Anti-gay marriage activists hold smoke flares with the color of the logo of the movement during a rally to protest the new law after French lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Paris.Photo: Michel Euler, AP

French protest against passage of gay marriage bill turns violent

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
PARIS -- France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation's heartland and triggered huge demonstrations that tapped into intense discontent with the Socialist government. Within hours, fiery clashes broke out between protesters and riot police. [ Read more → ]

Putin faces angry protests in Amsterdam from gay rights activists

Monday, April 8, 2013
AMSTERDAM -- After getting an earful from Chancellor Angela Merkel on the importance of democratic issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Amsterdam on Monday to face an eyeful of protests from gay rights activists. [ Read more → ]

Embattled singer Michelle Shocked stages ‘sit in’ at canceled show

Thursday, March 28, 2013
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Face covered and mouth taped shut, alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked staged a sit in outside a Santa Cruz nightclub that canceled her show because she made an anti-gay slur at a San Francisco club earlier this month. [ Read more → ]
France Gay Marriage

Hundreds of thousands protest French marriage equality, adoption bill

Sunday, March 24, 2013
PARIS -- Paris riot police fought back crowds who pushed their way onto Paris' landmark Champs-Elysees avenue as part of a huge protest against a draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. [ Read more → ]

NC approves tougher funeral protest rules in response to anti-gay church

Sunday, March 3, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina General Assembly has given final approval to a measure that would impose stronger criminal penalties for people who disrupt funerals or memorial services. [ Read more → ]

Hundreds of thousands march in Paris to oppose marriage equality

Sunday, January 13, 2013
PARIS -- Several hundred thousand people converged at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest the French president's plan to legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt and conceive children. [ Read more → ]

Westboro Baptist Church says it will picket at Sandy Hook funerals

Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Westboro Baptist Church, home of anti-gay extremists and the "Gods Hate Fags" fundamentalist movement, announced via Twitter on Sunday plans to picket at the scene of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting. [ Read more → ]
Some of the Equality 9 protestors outside the County Clerk's Office on August 19, 2010.

All charges dropped in Equality 9 case involving Prop 8 protest

Saturday, August 25, 2012
SAN DIEGO – All charges against the “Equality 9” have been dropped and the case against them has been dismissed, said Zakiya Khabir, a member of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME). [ Read more → ]

Same-sex couples stage nationwide ‘kiss-in’ to protest anti-gay Chick-fil-A

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Thousands of same-sex couples across the country on Friday gathered outside Chick-fil-A restaurants for a "kiss-in," just two days after the company reportedly set a sales record when customers flocked to the restaurants to show support for the fast-food chain president's opposition to gay marriage. [ Read more → ]

Religious bigotry on display: ‘Fuck you queers,’ say Chick-fil-A patrons

Saturday, August 4, 2012
In an act of ultimate intellectual cowardice, conservatives have decided to equate any and all criticism of Dan Cathy and his homophobic views/actions, as an attack on his right to freedom of speech. By childishly inciting the false notion that Cathy is a victim of censorship, numerous right wing politicians and preachers have managed to, once again, stir up fear and resentment towards the LGBT community, giving people a gateway in which to wantonly parade their bigotry and spite. [ Read more → ]

Gay artist claims responsibility for ‘Tastes like hate’ grafitti at Chick-fil-A

Friday, August 3, 2012
TORRENCE, Calif. -- A Los Angeles-area Chick-fil-A was vandalized overnight with the message "Tastes like hate" scrawled in large black lettering on the wall of the restaurant, mimicking the chain's advertising. [ Read more → ]
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