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Russian anti-gay law prompts rise in homophobic violence

A Russian gay rights activist holds a poster reading ‘Love is stronger than homophobia!’ after his detention at a rally in Moscow. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images Russia has experienced an upsurge in homophobic vigilantism following the introduction of legislation outlawing “homosexual propaganda” in June, gay and lesbian groups say. The new laws, which have cast a […]

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Jamaica Anti-Gay Violence Continues To Escalate After Man Stabbed To Death, Attacks

In the latest instance of Jamaica’s dangerously pervasive homophobic climate, a 41-year-old allegedly gay man was reportedly stabbed to death, his car stolen, and his house set on fire while his body was still inside on Aug. 28. The Jamaica-Gleaner News Paper, reportedly citing the Western Bureau, stated that “renowned Montego Bay hospitality worker Dean Moriah was […]

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