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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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Mark Ferrandino, Gay Colorado Speaker Of House, And Greg Wertsch Officially Recognized As Fathers

Mark Ferrandino, Colorado’s first openly-gay Speaker of the House, and his partner of nearly 13 years were officially recognized as the parents of their adopted daughter Lila Augusta on Wednesday “There is not one definition of what a family does look like and should look like,” Juvenile Court Judge Karen Ashby said during the formal […]

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