Mexico's Quiet Marriage Equality Revolution

February 26, 2015
Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future. “Outside of Mexico, and even inside of Mexico, these advances are not widely known ... but it is irreversible,” the lawyer who started the wave of cases now sweeping the country told BuzzFeed News.
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Egyptian Doctors Think This Torturous Exam Can Detect "Chronic Homosexuals"

February 16, 2015
Anal exams are performed by police in many countries that criminalize homosexuality — and they base their work on 150-year-old European science. BuzzFeed News' J. Lester Feder and Maged Atef report from Cairo.
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Meet The Trans Sex Worker Who Transformed A Gang-Controlled Prison

February 8, 2015
Karla Avelar survived a serial killer, gang attacks, and four years in a Salvadoran prison to become a trans activist on the global stage. J. Lester Feder and Nicola Chávez Courtright report from El Salvador.
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How The Father Of Soviet Pornography Became A Crusader Against “Gay Propaganda”

November 27, 2014
“I was the father of the sexual revolution, and now I'm becoming the father of the sexual counterrevolution,” Vladimir Linderman told BuzzFeed News in the Latvian capital, Riga.
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The LGBT Kids Who Flee Their Countries — And Their Families — For The U.S.

November 11, 2014
Some of the thousands of Central American children trying to get to the United States are seeking a love and acceptance they can't get at home.
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Conservative Cardinal Who Clashed With Pope Francis Confirms He Has Been Ousted

October 17, 2014
A top cardinal told BuzzFeed News on Friday that the worldwide meeting of church leaders coming to a close in Rome seemed to have been designed to "weaken the church's teaching and practice" with the apparent blessing of Pope Francis.
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Meet The Lawyer Who Helped Defeat Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act

August 10, 2014
Nicholas Opiyo grew up avoiding Uganda's brutal rebels and witnessing injustice inflicted by the government. "I saw terrible things happen to my family, and I said no."
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The Rise Of Europe's Religious Right

July 28, 2014
“For too long a time in Europe, pro-life people did not really say clearly and directly what they believe." After years on the margins of European politics, social conservatives are learning to fight back.
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The Fight For Marriage Equality In The Pope's Backyard

July 1, 2014
The fact that Vatican City is just a walk across the bridge from Italy's Parliament goes a long way to explain why Italy is still the only nation in Western Europe with no partnership rights for same-sex couples — but that may be about to change.
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Obama Administration Stalls Response To Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act

June 3, 2014
The Obama administration has delayed action in adjusting aid to Uganda in response to passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, even though an interagency review process put forward recommendations some weeks ago.
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