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US Condemns Gambia's Anti-Gay Law

| Monday Nov 24, 2014
The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the decision by Gambia's president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.

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Merry Xmas: Uganda Promises to Pass New Anti-Gay Bill By Holiday

| By Jason St. Amand | Nov 24
Lawmakers from Uganda want to pass a revised anti-gay law as a "Christmas gift" for Ugandans, after a previous measure was recently nixed over legal technicalities.

Portuguese Police Detain Ex-Premier in Fraud Case

| By Barry Hatton | Nov 22
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday.

Immigration Plan Draws Cheers, Criticism Across US

| Nov 21
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

Matthew Shepard's Parents Head to Russia

| By David Crary | Nov 21
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
Post orange banners, ribbons and flag in your neighborhood on November 25 for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Polish Town Bans Winnie the Pooh Over 'Dubious Sexuality'

| By Jason St. Amand | Nov 21
Officials from a Polish town have banned Winnie the Pooh from being the mascot of a new children's playground because of the cartoon character's "dubious sexuality," calling him a "hermaphrodite" because he doesn't wear pants.

Gambia Leader Approves Law Jailing Gays for Life

| Nov 21
The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community.

Ugandan Lawmakers Draft New Anti-Gay Bill

| By Rodney Muhumuza | Nov 20
Ugandan lawmakers have drafted a new anti-gay bill that could be introduced for debate in the country's parliament before Christmas, a parliamentarian said Thursday.

Gun Sales Surge Ahead of Jury's Ferguson Decision

| By Alan Scher Zagier | Nov 19
Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

London Exhibit Examines History of Human Sexuality

| By Gregory Katz | Nov 19
Curators at London's Wellcome Collection will not be surprised if lines form outside their new "Institute of Sexology" exhibition.

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