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By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 21, 2012
Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo of the African nation of Uganda said it would ban nearly 40 non-governmental programs because they ’promoted homosexuality’ as part of an internal war against its LGBT citizens.
By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 19, 2012
A speaker at a Tea Party Tax Day protest hurled a homophobic slur towards the LGBT community as gay rights activists protested the event, where one of the most virulently anti-gay activists also spoke.
Wednesday Nov 9, 2011
A town clerk in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs has won her re-election race.
Wednesday Sep 14, 2011
GetEQUAL responded to yesterday’s vote by the North Carolina State Senate to send a homophobic state constitutional amendment to the voters in May 2012, by issuing lawmakers and leaders a blunt warning: "We will no longer accept state-sponsored hatred."
Friday Jul 15, 2011
Jamaica’s police force rejects a statement made by a senior police commander portraying homosexuals as the primary organizers of lottery scams, the Caribbean’s island’s top cop said Thursday.
By Muneeza Naqvi | Tuesday Jul 5, 2011
India’s health minister has derided homosexuality as an unnatural "disease" from the West, drawing outrage Tuesday from activists who said the comments set back the country’s campaign for gay rights and its fight against HIV.
By Donna Bryson | Tuesday May 31, 2011
South Africa’s ambassador to Uganda - itself criticized for threatening the rights of gays - has been found guilty of hate speech for an anti-gay column he wrote before his appointment, the South African Human Rights Commission said Tuesday.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday May 4, 2011
A Massachusetts body has approved Supreme Judicial Court nominee Barbara Lenk to the bench, giving the state Supreme Court that opened the door to the first legal same-sex marriages in America its first openly lesbian justice.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Apr 28, 2011
The confirmation hearing for an openly lesbian nominee to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court grew so heated and strange on April 27 that even a local conservative-leaning newspaper called for the process to return to a semblance of "dignity."
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Apr 8, 2011
Former Michigan assistant state attorney general Andrew Shirvell lost his job last fall after launching an online campaign against the openly gay president of the student body at the Univeristy of Michigan, Chris Armstrong. Now Shirvell faces a lawsuit.
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