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Sex Workers Protest Rentboy Raid

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 12
More than 100 sex workers and their supporters gathered in the Castro last weekend to protest the recent federal raid of gay escort site

Judges to Hear Case of San Diego Man Arrested for Wearing Gladiator Kilt

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 30
The case of a man arrested for public nudity in 2011 for wearing a leather gladiator kilt during the city's annual Gay Pride Parade is now making its way through the court system.

Greek Cops Allegedly Attack Gay Couple for Holding Hands

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 1
A same-sex couple in Athens claims they were harassed and assaulted by at least 10 Greek police last Friday because they were holding hands.

Lebanese Police Use Banned Anal Exam to 'Test' Homosexuality

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 16
The Lebanese police are reportedly still using a "test" for homosexuality banned in 2012 that involves an anal exam deemed to be "torture" by the nation's Order of Physicians.

Gay London Cop Monitored on Grindr:: Resigns and Sues for Homophobia

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 4
A former London cop who says that his fellow officers forced him to resign is now suing the Metropolitan Police for discrimination based on racism and homophobia that he said drove him into depression to the point of becoming suicidal.

Jordan Arrests 10 Gays and Lesbians For Holding a Reception

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 28
Jordan authorities arrested 10 alleged gays and lesbians this week for holding a get-together at a party hall in east Amman.

Police Criticized After Attack on Gays in Bosnia

Feb 3
Police are being criticized for failing to provide adequate security for a gay film festival in Sarajevo that was attacked by a dozen masked men.

Rights Group Reports Abuses by Lebanese Police

Jun 26
An international human rights group says Lebanon’s police forces are mistreating and torturing people including drug users, sex workers and homosexuals.

Atlanta Fires 6 Police After Eagle Bar Raid

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 12
Six police officers involved in the 2009 raid on a gay bar, the Atlanta Eagle, have reportedly been fired for lying about what happened on the evening in question. The raid has roiled the city’s politics and brought scrutiny to the police’s tactics.

Fort Worth Will Pay $400,000 in Gay Bar Raid Case

By Angela K. Brown | Mar 23
The city of Fort Worth agreed Tuesday to pay $400,000 to a patron at a gay bar who was severely injured in a police raid two years ago, a settlement that avoided a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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