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'Thank God Nazis Shot Gays' Tweets Latvian MP -- Before Resigning

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 2, 2014
A Latvian lawmaker was forced to resign her position after her scandalous comments about gays posted on Twitter.

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.

Conservatives Gaining Force in Brazil Congress

By Jenny Barchfield | Saturday Oct 18, 2014
Unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise in Brazil.

Texas Rep. Compares Gay Marriage to Cancer

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
Texas' GOP state representative recently compared gay marriage to cancer, and said that gay people shouldn't marry because they can't have children, comparing it to the losing streak of the Phoenix Suns -- but one that would never end.

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.

History: A Look Back at Gay Rights’ Biggest Defeats

By Jason Parsley | Friday Jul 4, 2014
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.

Uganda: Groups Report Surge in Gay Rights Abuses

Thursday May 15, 2014
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are reporting a surge in the rights violations of gay people in Uganda following the enactment of a severe anti-gay law.

DC Lobbyist Plans to Ban Gays From Pro-Sports, Block Draft of Michael Sam

By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 9, 2014
A Washington, D.C. lobbyist is proposing legislation to ban all openly gay players from major league sports and plans to launch a boycott against any NFL team that drafts openly gay defensive lineman, Michael Sam.

SD Lawmaker Discusses Post on Homosexuality

Tuesday May 6, 2014
A South Dakota state lawmaker who called gay sex a moral and a health issue says he regrets the wording of his recent Facebook post but not the sentiment of his controversial comments.

SD State Rep: Gay Sex A ’One Way Alley For The Garbage Truck’

By Bobby McGuire | Friday May 2, 2014
A Republican state representative from South Dakota is causing a stir Friday for a letter he wrote this week, saying that being gay has health risks and that anal sex is a "one way alley for the garbage truck."

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