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Ugandan MPs pass life in jail anti-homosexual law

20 December 2013 Last updated at 08:47 ET Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment in some cases. The anti-homosexuality bill also makes it a crime punishable by a prison sentence not to report gay people. The prime minister opposed the vote, saying not enough

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World’s Largest Democracy Reverses Decision Upholding LGBT Equality

World’s Largest Democracy Reverses Decision Upholding LGBT Equality Activists Vow to Fight On On Wednesday, December 11th, the Supreme Court of India hearing the case of Suresh Kumar Kaushal v. Naz Foundation overturned the historic 2009 Delhi High Court ruling decriminalizing the life of LGBT citizens in India and upholding the full equality of all

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Help a Prisoner of Conscience this Advent

Thanks for demanding Dhondup Wangchen’s release. The Chinese Government censored his documentary, threw him in jail and tortured him – but we will not stop calling for his freedom. The Chinese Government has heard your voice. Now, let Dhondup Wangchen know you support him by writing him a letter. Send your letter to: Dhondup Wangchen Qinghai Province

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A Way to Help Russian LGBTQ Community

PHOTO EXHIBITION AVAILABLE FOR 2014 DATES LIEBEration175: a personal queer performance art & collective memory documentation project CONCEPT: The project by took place in June 2012 on the grounds of Sachsenhausen Memorial in Oranienburg, Germany. As a social statement, it’s an experiment in identity politics (dis)-engagement and embodiment of collective trauma. As an artistic endeavor,

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Statement on anti-LGBT violence in Russia

Today we join our voices with many others calling for an end to the rampant violence against LGBT people in Russia. Reports of anti-LGBT violence continue to be received, including harassment, physical brutality and government condoned murder of LGBT people since Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill banning the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors.”  

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MCC Founder Rev. Troy Perry honors Chuck Renslow

The Metropolitan Community Church held its international General Conference in Chicago July 2013. At this July 1 welcoming worship service, Rev. Troy Perry, the founder of the MCC, gave Chuck Renslow the annual Founder’s Award. Unfortunately, due to health reasons, Renslow could not attend. Speaking here are Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy L. Wilson (MCC moderator),

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Public Statement by World’s Largest Predominantly Gay Church Group Metropolitan Community Churches on the Passage of Marriage Equality in England and Wales

Metropolitan Community Churches worldwide join in the celebration of Marriage Equality in England and Wales.  After passing in the British House of Commons yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II has given her assent to the bill.  Although the monarch’s assent is a formality in the United Kingdom, it makes the measure official.  Marriages could be held in

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