Topics :: anti-gay law enforcement
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By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
Senegalese police detained five women accused of violating the country’s anti-gay law, highlighting increased pressure on suspected lesbians in the deeply homophobic West African nation, an activist group said Tuesday.
By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 15, 2013
Jon Gnarr, the mayor of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, wants to cut ties with Moscow after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the "homosexual propaganda" measure into law last month.
By David Crary | Tuesday Jul 2, 2013
As the hub of the Soviet Union, Russia was reviled for rights abuses by many U.S. conservatives during the Cold War. Now some are voicing support and admiration as Russian authorities crack down on gay-rights activism.
By Mansur Mirovalev and Nataliya Vasilyeva | Tuesday Jun 11, 2013
A bill that stigmatizes Russia’s gay community and bans the distribution of information about homosexuality to children was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament Tuesday.
By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday rejected criticism from the Dutch government and the European Union about proposed legislation that would outlaw "homosexual propaganda."
By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Nov 27, 2012
Uganda parliament says that the East African country’s controversial "kill the gays" bill could be passed before Christmas as government officials are set to debate the measure any day.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jul 13, 2010
It’s all over the tabloids abroad and at home: Lindsay Lohan can expect a warm welcome from lesbian gangs when she reports for a 90-day prison sentence at a Los Angeles jail.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Apr 7, 2010
A civil suit lodged against the police department of a Sacramento suburb alleges that the department has allowed an entrenched anti-gay culture to flourish. Other allegations say that an officer committed an act of sexual harassment against a female civilian and was never suitably punished for it.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Mar 2, 2010
A Las Vegas law enforcement agency’s policy manual warns its officers to use special care when dealing with gays, saying that they present a "high risk" of disease.
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