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From Nigeria to Russia to Iran, indeed in some 80 countries the world over, LGBT communities face discriminatory laws and practices that attack their basic human dignity and undermine their safety.

We are seeing new laws like the Anti-Homosexuality Bill enacted by Uganda and signed into law by President Museveni earlier this week, which not only makes criminals of people for who they are, but punishes those who defend the human rights that are our universal birthright.

These laws contribute to a global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons and their supporters, and they are an affront to every reasonable conscience, and the United States will continue to stand with our LGBT brothers and sisters as we stand up for freedom, for justice, for equal rights for all people around the world.

Secretary of State John Kerry in the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Snaps. (via The Advocate)

03.02.14 208
QBits: Oldest Pride in Asia sees 1,500 march in Manila

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Groups demand that congress pass the Anti-Discrimination Bill to protect the rights of LGBT people
ProGay Philippines' Oscar Atadero fights for rights at Metro Manila Pride 2012

1,500 people marched for LGBT rights in Manila on Saturday at the 18th Metro Manila Pride parade in the Philippines’ capital.

The…

12.13.12 3

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Ricky Martin habla en las Naciones Unidas - Parte 1 (11.12.2012) (by SariChile)

“For many years I lived on fear,” he said. “I was living in fear because I was hating myself because I grew up listening to a very crooked concept: ‘You’re gay. You belong in hell.’

“It took me a minute to come out but when I did — it felt incredible. I wish I could do it again. And I wish I could stand in front of the cameras and talk to people that are struggling with their identity and let them know that it’s just beautiful.”

12.13.12 9
Fighting for LGBT rights within the law in Singapore | Gay Star News

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Good interview with Lynette Chua, assistant professor of law at the National University of Singapore on the advancement of LGBT rights in Singapore.

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12.04.12 4
QBits: Gay rights in the Manila slums

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ProGay Philippines say extreme poverty is no reason not to fight for gay rights, as they start a new chapter of in a Manila slum
The newest chapter of ProGay Philippines formed in a slum area in Quezon City, Metro Manila

The poorest of the poor are usually over-looked by gay rights groups the world over, but ProGay…

11.24.12 3
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Simple as that.

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Simple as that.

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Pictures from NYC Pride Parade, June 24, 2012 - Part 2
[Pictures by moishsoloway,  GusPertuz on Flickr. All rights reserved to respective owners] 

06.26.12 344
QBits: New Irish human rights legislation for LGBT people

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5 June 2012, 2:33pm

Same-sex civil marriage and protection for LGBT students in schools are just two of the positive…

06.06.12 3
QBits: Panchayat bans lesbian couple from Punjab village

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BATHINDA: A lesbian couple, one of whom is a cop and sought police protection, have been barred by the panchayat from living in their village in Punjab after being accused of “disgracing” their folk. The two have also been…
05.23.12 8
QBits: Malawi will lift ban on gay sex, promises president

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New president Joyce Banda uses first state of the nation address to announce repeal of gay sex ban in Malawi, southern Africa
Malawi's President Joyce Banda will repeal gay sex ban.

Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, has said she will repeal her country’s law which bans homosexual…

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