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Boycotts & Benefits: Artists Continue to Respond to NC Anti-LGBT Law

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Jun 18
Entertainers concerned about discrimination in North Carolina since the passage of HB2 have been alternately boycotting or playing and donating some or all of their proceeds to organizations fighting for LGBT rights.

Legislative Action Center Launched in Response to Rash of Anti-Gay State Laws

POLITICS | By John McDonald | Jan 31
In response to a barrage of anti-LGBT bills, Equality Federation created a Legislative Action Center to empower state-based LGBT organizations to fight back.

Nigerian Court Postpones Ruling on Anti-Gay Measure for 2nd Time

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 29
A Nigerian court last week delayed its ruling, for the second time, on a case that aims to repeal the country's anti-gay law.

Uganda Officials: We Welcome LGBT Tourists

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 15
Uganda's tourism officials said they welcome LGBT travelers to the African country and that they should feel safe, even though lawmakers have pushed to pass a controversial anti-gay measure.

Lawmakers in Kenya Propose New 'Stone the Gays' Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 11
Lawmakers in Kenya have proposed a new law that would call for gay people to be sentenced to death by stoning.

Uganda Lawmakers Draft Another Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 29
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Uganda’s LGBT citizens, lawmakers from the landlocked east Africa country recently drafted another anti-gay law.

Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

RELIGION | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Apr 4
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay ’Religious Freedom’ Bill

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 3
Mississippi’s Republican Governor Phil Bryant said he plans to sign a religious freedom bill that could allow business owners deny service to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs.

Will Another Anti-Gay Law Come to Tanzania?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 1
Although Tanzania already has an anti-gay law that sentences those found guilty of homosexuality activity to 20 years to life in prison, a member of the East Africa country’s parliament is drafting a new bill that would go further.

Miss. Lawmakers Have Busy Agenda in Final Week

NATIONAL | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Mar 31
Mississippi lawmakers are scheduled to finish their three-month session the end of this week, and they have plenty of work left to do.

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