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The Invisible “Pink Homophobia”

Despite significant progress in gay rights and economic power in some quarters, middle and lower class LGBT individuals can be more vulnerable to institutional homophobia and to violence in public spaces, and may suffer from a dual discrimination.

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Stacey Campfield’s Tennessee Gag Order on Gays

Tennessee’s proposed ban on discussing homosexuality is, of course, more about the “homo” than the “sexuality.”

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Afternoon Roundup: Teen Birth Rate At All Time Low; Natural Childbirth is Moronic

Teen birth rate in the U.S. continues to decline; former anti-abortion leader/Catholic excorcist accused of “inappropriate relations” with women; Florida “Choose Life” law may be re-written; new Lifetime show presents natural chidlbirth as moronic; and the battle over homosexuality all over Africa.

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Afternoon Roundup: HIV and AIDS Stigma According to Margaret Cho…and From the Mouth of Rep. Larry Brown

Margaret Cho on the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS; Mississippi is in need of some serious comprehensive sex-ed; and Texas still criminalizes homosexuality?

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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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*UPDATED* Martin Ssempa Responds to Rick Warren on Uganda’s Homosexuality Bill

In an open letter, Martin Ssempa, the controversial fundamentalist Christian Pastor of Makerere Community Church in Uganda chides Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church for his recent statement on the proposed “anti-gay” law in Uganda.

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BREAKING: Rwandan Parliament to Vote This Week on Criminalization of Homosexuality

Yes, I mean Rwanda, and yes, indeed yet another country in sub-Saharan Africa–one which has made such vast progress from the genocide of a decade ago–appears ready to vote to criminalize the existence of a whole class of people.

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Globalizing The Culture Wars

A new report, released by Political Research Associates, connects the dots between U.S. conservatives, African churches and a growing homophobia – with frightening results.

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Catholic Aid Organization’s Subversive Support of Latin Americans

Tolerance, apparently, is Enemy Number 1, especially in places where the Catholic Church’s sphere of social and political influence is intact, but waning.

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HIV Prevention Hypocrisy Watch: Fight the Virus, Punish the Victim?

The U.S. must squarely face the hypocrisy of countries, like Senegal, that support crucial HIV-prevention efforts for men who have sex with men while simultaneously enforcing laws that criminalize homosexual conduct.

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