Tag "Gay Rights"

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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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What Playboy founder Hugh Hefner thought about gay rights and AIDS

Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91, and the Playboy founder is being heralded as a kitsch – if certainly problematic – heterosexual icon. While any celebration of

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“Nigerians prefer two men holding guns to two men holding hands.” Activist Edafe Okporo demands LGBT freedom at the Rise and Resist rally in New York

Edafe Okporo, Nigerian activist who resides in the United States, demands for Nigeria to take action and end the persecution of LGBTQ, speaking to the UN general assembly to stand

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“Gay rights are human rights.” Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton wants Donald Trump to officially come out against the alleged “gay purge” in Chechnya. During a fundraising dinner for New York’s The Centre, she said, “Gay rights are

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Reuben Abati Writes: A Day With The Gay Community

Originally published on olorisupergal.com I was invited to deliver the keynote address at this year’s special event on “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law”, an annual symposium organized to promote

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11 Straight Celebrity Allies Who Support Gay Rights

Many believe that when heterosexual people speak out in support of LGBTIs, they don’t deserve applause. They have a point. It’s true that being pro-equality in 2016 should be the

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The Piece About Olumide Makanjuola’s LGBT Activism in Nigeria

Originally published on ynaija.com “Why would anyone choose to be gay in a heteronormative society like ours? Do you think if gay people had a choice, they will not change

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Italy Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions

After decades of struggle by gay rights groups, and months of contested political negotiations, the Italian Parliament on Wednesday evening gave final approval to a law recognizing civil unions of

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Georgia, USA Could Lose Super Bowls And Hollywood If Antigay Bill Signed

As Republican Governor Nathan Deal considers “religious freedom” legislation that would open the door to businesses denying service to LGBT people, the National Football League issued a statement saying Atlanta

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South African Police officers laugh at man for reporting his sexual assault by 3 men

Vurgee Tshabalala was allegedly sexually assaulted by three men who had offered him a lift from Soshanguve, South Africa to town last week. On their way, the men stopped the