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International AIDS Society Urges Strong/Swift Opposition to Proposed Anti-Homosexuality Legilsation In Uganda

In a press release today, the International AIDS Society (IAS) urged Uganda’s political and public health leaders to oppose and reject the Anti-Homosexuality Bill presented last week in Uganda’s parliament.

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Stoking Fire: Far Right Opposition to Hate Crimes Laws

Assurances that federal workplace anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people will exempt religious bodies from oversight should mollify conservatives, but they don’t.

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Far-Right Groups Twist Hate Crimes Language to Defend Bigoted Views

As legal protections around hate crimes take root, right-wing groups are twisting this framework in an attempt to justify anti-gay positions.

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Roundup: Matthew Shepard Act Passes House, Heads to Senate

Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Protection Act moves to Senate; Indiana legislature wraps up session; Tennessee abortion bill advances in the House; Sen. Richard Lugar will back Dawn Johnsen.

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Andrade Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Zapata Killing

A man convicted Wednesday of using a fire extinguisher to crush the skull of a transgender Colorado woman was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

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Accused Zapata Killer Didn’t “Snap,” Prosecutor Argues

The trial of Allen Andrade, accused of killing transgender woman Angie Zapata of Colorado, got underway last week.

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Take Action! Oklahoma Teacher Forced to Resign For Teaching “Laramie Project”

An Oklahoma public school teacher was forced to resign for teaching The Laramie Project, a play about Matthew Shepard, a man who was murdered because he was gay.

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