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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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Will Obama’s State Department Respond to LGBT Persecution Abroad?

In Brussels last Friday, Secretary Clinton assured an audience at the European Parliament that “persecution and discrimination against gays and lesbians is something we take very seriously.” It’s time to turn those words into actions.

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Domestic Partnerships Bill Fails In New Mexico Senate

Last week, the New Mexico Senate voted 25-17 to oppose conferring many of the same rights enjoyed by married couples to same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples in a committed relationship.

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Colombian LGTB Community Recognizes Progress While Calling For Further Rights

Colombian LGBT organizations recognized some legal advancement regarding equal rights, but noted that the progress was due to legal demands made by individuals, not a consequence of a public policy or a legislative action.

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Domestic Partnerships in New Mexico Advance to Full Senate

After a dramatic vote in New Mexico’s Senate Judiciary Committee, domestic partnership legislation moved toward consideration by the full Senate.

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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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LGBT Activists March, Pull off Masks in India

LGBT rights activists marching in Gay Pride Parades in India argued that criminalization of homosexuality is a remnant of colonial rule, and that Hindu mythology recognizes sexual minorities.

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