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Lesbian Couple Flees Russia for Asylum in Argentina

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 18
Afraid for their safety in a country with a growing antipathy toward gays, a Russian lesbian couple is now seeking asylum in Argentina for themselves and their teenage son.

No Refugee Status for Gay Ugandans, Says Namibia

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 17
Namibia’s Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga said that gay and lesbian Ugandans will never be granted refugee status in his country.

Ugandan Newspaper Pressed to Cease Gay Persecution

Nov 3
A controversial newspaper in Kampala published photos, names and home addresses of gay Ugandans on Monday - the second time the paper has done so - prompting a rights group to seek a legal injunction against the publication.

Anti-Gay Protesters Detained by Moscow Police

Moscow police on Friday detained several gay rights opponents at the first sanctioned gay rights protest in years, marking a sharp reversal of policy after last week’s dismissal of the city’s notoriously intolerant mayor.

Lesbian US war deserter wins stay of deportation

Nov 20
Canada’s Federal Court says the country’s refugee board must reconsider the case of a lesbian who deserted the U.S. Army and fled to Canada.

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