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There’s a rising global tide of crackdowns on LGBT communities

By Max Bearak and originally published on washingtonpost.com This week, a government journal in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan announced that the country’s interior ministry had compiled a registry

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The Secret Gay History Of Islam

Originally published on gaystarnews.com Islam once considered homosexuality to be one of the most normal things in the world. The Ottoman Empire, the seat of power in the Muslim world,

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In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

Originally published on washingtonpost.com Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows,

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The Language of Homophobia

Recently on Facebook, writer Bura Bari Nwilo updated the post below, chastising the tendency straight guys have for naming and shaming the gay guys who hit on them online. In

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Abuja Is For Jesus!

Some years ago in Abuja, I attended COZA. The service was going well. Good sermon, fantastic praise and worship – service was just perfect. So it happened that when the

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12 Unbelievable Things LGBT People Have Been Blamed For

LGBT people are often unfairly blamed for a lot of the world’s events, but some of these are slightly more ‘out there’ than most. And below is a list of

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SUITS AND TIES (Part 10)

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the readership of Suits & Ties, y’all whose feedback have made me better and more self aware, whose remarks

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Trans man in Botswana wins High Court battle to be recognized as male

After a 10-year legal battle, a trans man in Botswana will now be legally recognized as a male. The Botswana High Court ruled that the man’s constitutional rights had been

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Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout in Egypt

The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, as reported by

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THERE IS NO SHAME IN LOVE

It has always lived in his eyes, dancing in the shadows and avoiding the light, afraid of being discovered. Yet I already knew it was there. But he didn’t know