Category Archives: International News

Protester storms stage at controversial World Congress of Families conference


Farrah Tomazin | The Age | August 30, 2014 A pro-choice protester has breached security and stormed the stage at a controversial “pro-families” conference in Melbourne on Saturday, a day after state and federal Liberal MPs pulled out of the event in the … Continue reading

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Sailor makes history as first openly gay member of Chile’s military


The Age | August 28, 2014 Chiliean navy serviceman Mauricio Ruiz (left) with his partner Jorge Velasquez. Photo: AFP Santiago: An active naval serviceman has become the first member of the Chilean military to reveal he is gay in a … Continue reading

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US, Russia, Ukraine trade accusations at UN


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Shocking Undercover Film Shows Cameroon A Homophobic Hotbed of Arrests


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | August 27, 2014 Global Rights, Partners for Justice is doing work for LGBT Human Rights in Africa, bringing into focus the plight of gay people in Cameroon: “In Africa, homosexuality is illegal in 38 of the continent’s … Continue reading

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Grindr smartphone app outs exact location of gays across Iran


John Aravosis | America Blog | August 27, 2014 A design flaw in the popular smartphone app “Grindr” permits anyone with an Internet connection, anywhere in the world, to identity the near-exact location — to within about 100 feet (30 meters) — … Continue reading

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Toronto’s gay mecca a refuge for persecuted Iranians


Nicholas Keung | Toronto Star | Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees | August 25, 2014 While other Muslims pay homage to the holy city of Mecca, Elina Azari worships Toronto, the gay mecca for queer Iranians. A month ago, the 26-year-old … Continue reading

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No Hope for AIDS-Free Generation in Uganda as Controversial HIV Bill is Signed Into Law


Amy Fallon | Inter Press Service | Truthout | August 22, 2014 Kampala – HIV/AIDS activists are adamant Uganda will not achieve an “AIDS-free generation” now a “backwards” HIV/AIDS Bill criminalising the “wilful and intentional” transmission of the disease has been … Continue reading

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US journalist reportedly beheaded by Islamic State


 

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Five Children Murdered After They Were Deported Back to Honduras


Esther Yu-Hsi Lee | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | August 19, 2014 etween five and ten migrant children have been killed since February after the United States deported them back to Honduras, a morgue director told the Los Angeles Times. … Continue reading

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New Movements in Uganda And Kenya Prove Anti-Gay Laws Are Never Dead In Africa


John Gallagher | Queerty | August 16, 2014 Just two weeks ago, there was great news coming out of Uganda: a court struck down the county’s jail-the-gay law, albeit on a technicality. The good news was short-lived: a move is already underway … Continue reading

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