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Malaysia holds ‘gay prevention’ video contest
The Guardian reports: The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (£720) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality, according to a competition launched [...]
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Openly gay Leo Varadkar to become Taoiseach of Ireland
Patrick Maguire writes in NewStatesman about Leo Varadkar, the mixed-race, gay politician who was just elected leader of Fine Gael, Ireland’s center-right governing party, which puts him on course to [...]
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Macron blasts Putin propaganda, challenges him on gay rights and Syria
Anne Applebaum tweets regarding the joint press conference today by French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Palace of Versailles: Macron attacks RT and Sputnik as [...]
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Chelsea Manning Returns as Herself
Bay Windows reports: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is revealing her new look as a woman, after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified [...]
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The worsening plight of LGBT refugees in Kenya
The situation is worsening for LGBT Ugandan refugees in Kenya, as reported by Erasing 76 Crimes on May 11: Kenya arrests LGBTI refugees, sends them into danger Response to this [...]
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Robert Mueller named Special Counsel in Russiagate
Rebecca R. Ruiz and Mark Landler report in NYT: The Justice Department appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director, as special counsel on Wednesday to oversee the investigation [...]
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Chelsea Manning released from military prison
BBC News reports: US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks. A [...]
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Comey was fired for refusing to pledge personal loyalty to Trump
Michael S. Schmidt reports at NYT: Only seven days after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president, James B. Comey has told associates, the F.B.I. director was summoned to [...]
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Gay high school player wins courage award
Jim Buzinski reports in Outsports: My-King Johnson, a Phoenix-area high school football player, was honored by the Arizona Republic with its Courage Award. Johnson, who will play this fall at [...]
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Marriage equality gets its own stamp in Canada
CTV News reports: TORONTO — The latest Canada Post stamp commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday pays tribute to the fact that same-sex couples have the right to get married in this [...]
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