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Human Rights Watch: Russia is Ignoring Anti-Gay Attacks

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 16, 2014
The Human Rights Watch says that Russian authorities are ignoring anti-gay rhetoric and violence with silence, or even participating in this hate speech.

Michigan May Soon Get 'License to Discriminate'

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 8, 2014
The state of Michigan may soon write discrimination into law with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, legislation that would allow those with deeply held religious beliefs to discriminate against those who don't share those beliefs.

College Students Defend Explicit Gay Sex Queries to Rick Perry

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Nov 14, 2014
Students at Dartmouth College are defending a series of explicit questions on gay sex posed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry during a Sunday night Q&A.

Uganda Lawmakers To Fast-Track New Anti-Gay Bill

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Oct 31, 2014
After an embarrassing defeat of the Uganda Parliament earlier this year by the Constitutional Court, legislators now say they will return on November 4, determined to fast-track a new anti-gay bill.

Kyrgyzstan Parliament Passes Anti-Gay 'Propaganda' Law

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 15, 2014
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to pass a bill that bans all "gay propaganda," after the U.S. condemned the Central Asian country for considering the measure.

Anti-Gay Laws Lead to High LGBT Poverty

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Oct 15, 2014
LGBT Americans face an unfair financial burden, thanks to anti-gay laws, reveals a landmark report.

US Condemns Kyrgyzstan for 'Gay Propaganda' Measure

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Oct 14, 2014
The U.S. condemned Kyrgyzstan for their plans to adopt legislation to ban "gay propaganda," saying that the discriminatory law will hurt the Central Asian nation.

IGLHRC Brings You The Truth About Uganda and LGBT Strife Around The Globe

Saturday Aug 16, 2014
IGLHRC's presence on the ground in Uganda and its delivery of the facts behind LGBT headlines worldwide have been constant and reliable as it approaches its 25th anniversary.

Days After Repeal of Anti-Gay Law, Uganda's President Meets Obamas

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
President Barack Obama and his first Lady Michelle Obama have set LGBT activists in an uproar after meeting with Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni just days after the repeal of the draconian anti-gay law.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

By Heather Cassell | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
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.

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