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World Bank holds back $90m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law

The World Bank has halted a $90 million loan to Uganda, for now, over its anti-gay law that has drawn worldwide criticism from governments, the UN and civil rights groups.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 4 comments

Ugandan president signs law punishing gays with life in prison Special

Kampala - A highly controversial bill punishing LGBT Ugandans with up to life in prison has been signed by the East African nation's Christian president.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Utah takes fight against same-sex marriage to US Supreme Court

Washington - Utah has taken its fight against LGBT marriage equality to the highest court in the nation, asking Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to suspend a lower court's ruling permitting same-sex couples to legally wed in the staunchly conservative state.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

CA schools prepare to implement new school transgender laws

Sacramento - The law allowing transgender K-12 students to choose what bathroom they want to use, what gender-specific sports they want to play, and what dress code they adhere to is set to go into effect, and public schools are gearing up to comply with the law.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 10 comments

Review: 'I Have A Secret' by Justin B-Terry Smith Special

A small voice of awareness can open up a world of acceptance. In the case of “I Have a Secret” it does more than aware kids about the importance of HIV acceptance.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Kingett

Fox News airs false transphobic report

Fox News has been promoting a false story claiming a transgender student at a Colorado high school has been harassing female students in the girls' restroom, republishing word-for-word a bogus report from an anti-gay Christian 'news' site.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 9 comments

Campbell Mayor rejected from donating blood because he is gay

Campbell - Campbell Mayor Evan Low along with and Vice Mayor Rich Waterman were rejected from donating blood at a blood drive the city was hosting because they are openly gay.
In the Media by Stan Rezaee - 1 comment

Op-Ed: I cannot walk away from my own moral compass

Phoenix - I can't walk away from my moral compass and supporting the Defense of Marriage Act or any Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage would have me do just that. When you use laws to deny Americans their civil rights, you have some soul searching to do.
In the Media by Duane Buell - 6 comments

Lesbian couple finally marry 47 years after first meeting

Greensboro - After 47 years, almost to the day they met, lesbian couple, Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin wed under the chuppah ignoring the North Carolina laws that disallow same sex marriage.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 7 comments

The Riddle: LGBT criminalisation throughout the world (video)

As many progressive politicians in Western countries focus on achieving equality between their citizens by supporting same-sex marriage, worldwide, gay people are still criminalised in 76 countries. Now a new video called The Riddle exposes this violence.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment
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Istanbul Celebrates Gay Pride

Istanbul has just celebrated its 20th Gay Pride Celebration this past week... who knew? Last year during a visit to...
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