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(VIDEO) Uganda: Signs of Eroding Support for Anti-Gay Bill?

Will strong financial ties to the U.S. be enough to have Museveni stop the anti-gay bill? Or is the “historic religious revival” underway in Uganda enough to power this homosexual hatred to its ultimate extreme?

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Why Ugandans Embrace U.S. Christian Right’s Anti-Gay Agenda

American religious right-wingers are flocking to Africa and are having more success in passing new legislation criminalizing homosexuality there than they are having in the United States. The most vicious of those laws is in Uganda.

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Top Ten Wins for Women’s Health and Rights in 2009

The International Women’s Health Coalition surveys the top 10 wins for women’s health and rights worldwide in 2009 and outlines the next steps and challenges in each area.

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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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New Jersey Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Postponed, But Time is Running Out

Is the decision to table the vote on same-sex marriage in New Jersey a strategic move or tactical mistake?

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Same-Sex Marriage: Will New Jersey Do the Right Thing?

A vote on same-sex marriage in New Jersey may come as soon as tomorrow. The Catholic Bishops and conservative Democrats and Republicans are lobbying to defeat the measure. Will New Jersey do the right thing and vote for human rights?

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*UPDATE* Fla. MacDonald’s Manager Tells Transgender Job Applicant “We Don’t Hire Faggots”

The manager of a Florida McDonald’s tells a job applicant: “We don’t hire faggots.” The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has filed a complaint with the state of Florida, but few states protect transgender persons from discrimination.

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Fear and Loathing in Uganda: Proposed Law Abrogates Basic Human Rights

A proposed “anti-homosexuality” law blatantly disregards both international law and Uganda’s Constitution, threatening freedom of speech and freedom from violence and discrimination.

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Get Real! How Can I Help My Trans Partner with a Medical Transition?

The best way to be an ally and a support to anyone often starts with questions like “How can I support you?” or “What do you want and need from me in this?” Then you listen to the answers and respond accordingly.

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