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U.S. Protection of Gay Iraqis Questioned

INTERNATIONAL | By Heather Cassell | Feb 21
A dozen years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, the government is reluctant to let LGBT Americans know what it was doing to protect gay Iraqis at the height of the violence against them.

Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively Won't Be Called 'Anti-Gay'

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Feb 17
What do you call someone who writes a book claiming that the Nazi party was founded in a gay bar then brags about influencing foreign governments to adopt laws criminalizing homosexuality?

Is Hungary Becoming The New Russia?

INTERNATIONAL | By John McDonald | Feb 7
Sources close to the U.S. State Department are concerned about the rising level of intolerance in Central and Eastern Europe. At the forefront of this situation is Hungary.

Gay-Murdering ISIS Penal Code Includes Stoning, Crucifixion

INTERNATIONAL | By Rhuaridh Marr | Feb 2
The full penal code, The Independent reports, includes brutal punishments including lashings, cutting off hands and legs for theft, exile for unmarried adulterers and death sentences which include crucifixion and stoning.

Former Westboro Member Zach Phelps Answers Reddit's Questions

CULTURE | By Sasha Razumikhin | Sep 27
Zach Phelps, who says he's left the Westboro Baptist Church, opened up to the Internet last month in a Reddit Ask Me Anything post, a forum on which commenters can, well, ask anything. Here's a sample of questions and answers.

'World Congress' of Homophobia Sparks Protests Down Under

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
The World Congress of Families, listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group for its vicious rhetoric and support of discriminatory laws, convened in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend.

Texas Anti-Gay Activist's Wife Left Him for Another Woman

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
A virulently anti-gay pundit found himself alone when his wife left him for another woman, transforming him into the Lone Star State's loneliest loser.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

POLITICS | By Heather Cassell | Jul 12
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

Russia is So Anti-Gay, FIFA World Cup Can’t Be Held There

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
As FIFA looks at Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are concerned that the nation is so homophobic, it won’t jibe with FIFA’s stated mission to fight discrimination at the World Cup.

History: A Look Back at Gay Rights’ Biggest Defeats

CULTURE | By Jason Parsley | Jul 4
In the past few years the LGBT community has seen a string of victories. But sometimes we forget that it took a lot defeats to get to those victories.

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