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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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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