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Social Experiment in Kiev Ends With Gay Couple Pepper-Sprayed by Neo-Nazis

By EDGE | Jul 27
Inspired by the video of two Russian bloggers who walked hand-in-hand through Moscow streets last month to gauge attitudes towards gays, a Ukrainian gay couple replicated the experiment in Kiev with unsurprising, yet unfortunate results.

Huckabee Criticizes Iran Deal as Being Similar to the Holocaust

Jul 27
GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is sticking with his controversial criticism of the Iran nuclear deal as "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.

Beijing Faces Almaty in IOC Vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

By Stephen Wilson | Jul 26
The two contenders for the 2022 Winter Games are Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The International Olympic Committee will give an eye to human rights issues. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

Obama Pushes African Nations to Treat Gays Equally Under Law

By Darlene Superville and Julie Pace | Jul 25
President Barack Obama nudged African nations Saturday to treat gays and lesbians equally under the law, a position that remains unpopular through much of the continent.

Russian Mayor Breaks Promise, Bans Gay Pride

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 24
A mayor in a northern Russian city broke an unofficial promise Friday by banning a gay Pride event on Paratroopers Day -- a holiday known for drunken fistfights and "displays of macho aggression," according to the Moscow Times.

UK Gay Escort Sentence Reduced for Killing Client

By EDGE | Jul 24
A gay escort from the U.K. who was convicted of killing his client had his 22-year life sentence reduced to 15 years on Thursday.

Obama Voices Support for Gay Rights as Africa Trip Nears

By Darlene Superville | Jul 24
Ignoring calls from some African leaders to leave some of his opinions at home, President Barack Obama spoke favorably of gay rights as he prepared to visit Kenya and Ethiopia.

Pat Robertson Adds Racism to Homophobia, Says Obama Should Listen to 'His Fellow Africans'

By EDGE | Jul 23
Pat Robertson is an equal opportunity offender.

Human Rights Groups Criticize Both 2022 Winter Olympic Bids

By Dennis Passa | Jul 23
Watchdog groups criticized the human rights records of China and Kazakhstan on Thursday, just over a week before the IOC decides on whether to award the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing or Almaty.

Scotland Pride Event Will Allow Drag Queens After All

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 23
An alternative gay Pride event in Glasgow, Scotland will now allow drag queens after the gathering's officials made headlines this week for announcing a ban on all drag artists because they were deemed too "offensive" for the transgender community.

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