Boost For LGBT Rights In Peru As Leading Politician Comes Out

May 25, 2014
The front page of one of Peru's major newspapers blared the headline: "I'm gay, and proud to be so." It was a quote from an interview with Carlos Bruce, a former cabinet minister, one-time serious contender for the vice presidency, and now one of Peru's most popular members of Congress.
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Gay Rights Crusade Against Stoning in Brunei Began with a Los Angeles Labor Dispute

May 7, 2014
"Stories need a hook," said a spokesperson for UNITE HERE Local 11. The union had been fighting the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air for over a year, but it wasn't until LGBT activists got on board that their efforts found traction.
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The LGBT Refugees Who Are Seeking Asylum In the World’s Most Notoriously Anti-Gay Country

May 5, 2014
With one of the world's most infamous anti-gay laws, Uganda seems like the last place on Earth an LGBTI person would go seeking safety. But almost 100 LGBTI refugees have sought help from an NGO in Uganda's capital to seek asylum in the country, and there may be many more in the country illegally without seeking formal permission to stay.
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What Happened When India Decided It Was OK With Homosexuality — Then Violently Changed Its Mind

February 16, 2014
A violent police raid could signal things to come with the law criminalizing homosexuality back in effect.
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Police Violence In India Drives A Gay Couple To The U.S. — And A Detention Cell

January 23, 2014
"We are feeling like homosexuality is a crime everywhere ... there is not any protection here," said one of the men. Their yearlong journey across more than 10 countries to seek asylum in the United States.
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Why Some LGBT Youths In Jamaica Are Forced To Call A Sewer Home

December 18, 2013
Young LGBT Jamaicans are chased out of their communities by family and neighbors using vigilante justice to enforce the country’s laws against homosexual conduct. Now police are trying to push them out of their shelter of last resort.
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The Congressman, The Cardinal, And The Peruvian Closet

December 7, 2013
Carlos Bruce, a Peruvian congressman, is leading a major campaign for civil unions in one of South America's most religious countries. The church has put his sexuality at the center of the debate — not that he seems to mind.
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The Russian Plot To Take Back Eastern Europe At The Expense Of Gay Rights

November 9, 2013
Russia and its allies in countries like Ukraine are fomenting anti-gay sentiment in an effort to push back the European Union's eastern expansion. “Now, the fight [is] between East and West, Russia and Europe — Ukraine is the field of the battle,” said one LGBT activist.
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The Hidden History Of Same-Sex Marriage In Asia

October 26, 2013
Marriages around the region show that the desire to wed is not just a part of the Western LGBT rights struggle.
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HIV Divides Lesbians In South Africa

July 16, 2013
"The reality is lesbians are HIV-positive. The reality is lesbians are so in denial," a black lesbian activist in the township of Khayelitsha tells BuzzFeed.
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