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Okla. Career Bigot Files 3 Anti-LGBT Measures With State Legislature

POLITICS | By EDGE | Jan 23
An Oklahoma State Representative is looking to score a hat trick of hate with the introduction of three anti-gay bills.

'Thank God Nazis Shot Gays' Tweets Latvian MP -- Before Resigning

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 2
A Latvian lawmaker was forced to resign her position after her scandalous comments about gays posted on Twitter.

College Students Defend Explicit Gay Sex Queries to Rick Perry

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 14
Students at Dartmouth College are defending a series of explicit questions on gay sex posed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry during a Sunday night Q&A.

Conservatives Gaining Force in Brazil Congress

INTERNATIONAL | By Jenny Barchfield | Oct 18
Unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise in Brazil.

Texas Rep. Compares Gay Marriage to Cancer

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
Texas' GOP state representative recently compared gay marriage to cancer, and said that gay people shouldn't marry because they can't have children, comparing it to the losing streak of the Phoenix Suns -- but one that would never end.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

POLITICS | By Heather Cassell | Jul 12
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

History: A Look Back at Gay Rights’ Biggest Defeats

CULTURE | By Jason Parsley | Jul 4
In the past few years the LGBT community has seen a string of victories. But sometimes we forget that it took a lot defeats to get to those victories.

Uganda: Groups Report Surge in Gay Rights Abuses

INTERNATIONAL | May 15
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are reporting a surge in the rights violations of gay people in Uganda following the enactment of a severe anti-gay law.

DC Lobbyist Plans to Ban Gays From Pro-Sports, Block Draft of Michael Sam

SPORTS | By Bobby McGuire | May 9
A Washington, D.C. lobbyist is proposing legislation to ban all openly gay players from major league sports and plans to launch a boycott against any NFL team that drafts openly gay defensive lineman, Michael Sam.

SD Lawmaker Discusses Post on Homosexuality

POLITICS | May 6
A South Dakota state lawmaker who called gay sex a moral and a health issue says he regrets the wording of his recent Facebook post but not the sentiment of his controversial comments.

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