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Uganda: Donors Who Withheld Aid ’Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Bill

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 8, 2014
The Ugandan government now says that international donors who withheld aid because of their anti-gay bill have "misinterpreted" the law, whose main focus was to "stop the promotion of homosexuality to children and others."

Russia Becoming the Next Uganda?

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Aug 31, 2013
Russia may be on the road to becoming the next Uganda, with anti-gay sentiment spilling over from homophobic laws into society and everyday life and legal attacks on LGBTs spreading to nearby countries.

Russian Police Detain 20 at Gay Rally

Friday Jan 25, 2013
Russian authorities say that 20 gay rights campaigners and militant Orthodox Christian activists have been detained during a protest against an anti-gay legislation.

Implementation of California’s Gay Cure Ban Delayed Until Hearing

By Victor Yates | Saturday Jan 12, 2013
San Francisco’s legislation to prohibit doctors from using techniques to ’cure’ a patient’s gayness went into effect on Jan. 1, but lawsuits brought against the state revealed it doesn’t apply to faith-based or unlicensed providers.

Outgoing Rep. Todd ’Legitimate Rape’ Akin Pushes Anti-Gay Measure

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Dec 20, 2012
Although conservative Rep. Todd Akin is leaving Congress, the Republican pushing for an anti-gay provision that would undermine the repeal of ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ before he’s gone.

Uganda Parliament Set to Pass ’Kill the Gays’

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Nov 27, 2012
Uganda parliament says that the East African country’s controversial "kill the gays" bill could be passed before Christmas as government officials are set to debate the measure any day.

Liberians Launch Campaign Against Gay Marriage

By Jonathan Paye-Layleh | Sunday Nov 11, 2012
Liberians of Christian and Muslim faiths united in their hatred of same-sex marriage, launching a campaign to ban it in the African nation.

Billy Graham Backs NC Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

By Martha Waggoner | Thursday May 3, 2012
The Rev. Billy Graham urged North Carolina voters Wednesday to support an amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage, a move that an observer said was highly unusual but another said was in keeping with the minister’s moral beliefs.

Gay-Education Video for Schoolkids Ages 6-12 Has Rightwing in Frenzy

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jan 20, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign has several right wing conservatives upset, claiming that the video and other educational programs are harming their children.

Ugandan Parliament Revisits ’Death to Gays’ Bill

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Oct 27, 2011
Lawmakers in Uganda are preparing to revisit a controversial bill, first proposed two years ago, which would prescribe the death penalty for gays in certain cases and impose steep penalties on others who do not report gays to the authorities.