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In Utah and Around the World, Young Activists Face Similar Issues

It’s important for us to support those young people around the world who share our values and find themselves in similar restrictive situations and oppressive religious environments.

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Global AIDS Policy: Still Rife With Stigma and Discrimination

If we are fighting HIV, we need to join hands no matter whether we are straight, gay, sex workers, whatever…but with no discrimination. This is high time we tell the US government they should respect all human rights – whether you are a sex worker, straight, gay, disabled. We are all equal.

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First-Ever Legal Challenge to Jamaica’s Anti-Gay Laws

Photo from Jamaica's first publicly-staged Gay Pride Parade, 04/08/10. Image Source

AIDS-Free World has presented a first-ever legal challenge to Jamaica’s anti-gay laws, by filing a petition at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of two gay men whose names are being withheld to protect their safety.

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Uganda’s “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” Is Back

Crimes like the January murder of Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato underscore the additional danger that gay Ugandans face if the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passes.

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First Female President Elected in Brazil

This weekend, Brazilians elected their first female president yesterday, a woman who was a victim of government torture and later a cabinet minister.  She has focused on eradicating poverty as a main goal, and was until recently a supporter of reproductive and sexual health and rights.

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Sen. DeMint: No Gay or Unmarried Female Teachers Allowed

Senator Jim DeMint, of South Carolina, believes gay people and women who are not married have no place teaching our children in schools. He also believes he’s the one being persecuted.

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Defense Bill Block Slashes Abortion Access, Gay Rights And Immigrant Rights

Republicans block a vote on the Defense Authorization Bill and refuse to allow consideration of the rights of servicewomen seeking abortion care – with their own funds; the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, allowing gay military members the right to live openly and freely while serving this country; and the DREAM Act which allows young immigrants a pathway towards citizenship by going to college or joining the American military.

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Christine O’Donnell’s Gay Former Outreach Director Speaks

Meet Wade Richards: Christine O’Donnell’s former outreach director for The Savior’s Alliance for Lifting the Truth, a gay man who used to rail against homosexuality with O’Donnell. When he shared his confusion over his sexuality with O’Donnell – she promptly ignored him.

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California Judge to Same-Sex Couples: One More Week Until Marriage

Judge Vaughn Walker, the man behind the overturning of California’s Proposition 8, which would have outlawed same-sex marriage, is giving supporters of the proposition one more week to seek a permanent stay. If not, same sex couples are free to marry in California as soon as August 18th.

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Roundup: Sharron Angle Keeps Talking

Sharron Angle keeps saying crazy things, while two Senators protect your taxpayer money from having to sit next to slutty money at the insurance office.

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