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Gaga Fans: Please Explain

I don’t usually follow Lady Gaga, but the lyrics of a recent song contain language suggesting bias and discrimination against Latinos, transgendered and gay persons.

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Lesbian Ugandan Threatened by Lawmaker

In the immediate aftermath of the murder of a prominent LGBT advocate in Uganda,  Ugandan lesbian who is set to be deported from Britain fears for her life in returning to her country. She has reason: One virulently anti-gay Ugandan lawmaker has threatened her with “punishment” if she does not “repent.”

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Prominent Human Rights Activist Murdered in Uganda

Human rights advocates and the US State Department are calling for a thorough investigation of the murder of a Ugandan human rights advocate murdered after he had been publicly targeted by an anti-gay publication.

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“Anti-Gay” Pastors in Uganda Charged with Conspiracy to Slander Religious Leader

Eight people, including several religious figures active in Uganda’s “anti-gay” movement, have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to injure the reputation of a rival religious leader, according to in-depth reports by Box Turtle Bulletin.

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Rights Group Calls for Urgent Action to Protect LGBT People from Extrajudicial Execution

This Monday, 20th December, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on whether to include protection for LGBT people in a crucial resolution on extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings.  Our colleagues at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission are asking for your help to ensure sexual orientation is not stripped from the resolution.

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Dept. of Ed. Calls for End to Bullying But Ark. School Official Says “All Queers Should Commit Suicide”

The Department of Education sent a letter to schools underscoring that homophobic bullying violates the law. Meanwhile, an Arkansas school official declared on Facebook that all “queers” should commit suicide.

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Judge Strikes Down Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The Associated Press reports that a federal judge in Southern California has declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional because the ban violates the First Amendment rights of gays and lesbians.

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(VIDEO) Rand Paul: All for Liberty and Freedom Unless You’re Black, Female, Disabled, or Gay

Rand Paul, the Tea Party candidate who won the Kentucky Republican nomination for Senate, is one scary dude who is finding that his politics of division and hatred don’t transfer very well under the harsh glare of fact and sanity.

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Lithuania Adopts Homophobic Law

A Lithuanian law potentially criminalizes almost any public expression of or information about homosexuality, effectively preventing LGBT people from accessing information, support and protection needed to be free of discrimination and stigma.

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One Lesbian Mother’s Hard-Fought Custody Case is a Victory for All

Thank you, Karen Atala. For years to come, lesbian and gay parents throughout the Americas will have you to thank for the seven-year fight you have waged to have your daughters returned to you.

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