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INTERNATIONAL: Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic

In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around. When it’s a gay relationship, those words change to ‘pedophile’ and ‘pervert.’ When news broke earlier this week that British actor and comedian Stephen Fry, 57, is now engaged to 27-year-old comedian Elliot Spencer, homophobic social media users suddenly […]

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INTERNATIONAL: Goa to attempt to make gay youth ‘normal’

The government in Goa plans to attempt to “cure” LGBT people and make them “normal”, using therapy and “medicines”. The announcement was made by Ramesh Tawadkar, the state minister for Sports and Youth Affairs. Tawadkar said: “We will make them normal. We will have a centre for them. Like Alcoholic Anonymous centres, we will have centres…” […]

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AFRICA: We Are Here: African LGBT Activists Fighting for Freedom

We Are Here: African LGBT Activists Fighting for Freedom   David Kato of Uganda From the article… The late Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato once said: “If we keep on hiding, they will say we are not here.” Throughout Africa, members of the LGBT community have taken Kato’s words to heart, defying discrimination to defend […]

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UGANDA: 2014 Community Favorites Results

It has been an amazing period seeing community members participant socially in this campaign as they voted their favourite activists of the year in Uganda. 213 participated in the voting and below are the results. ALUTA CONTINUA VOTER SELECTIONS 1. Most Outstanding Male Activist- Frank Mugisha 2. Most Outstanding Female Activist- Kasha Nabagesera 3. Most […]

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UGANDA: Transgender Web Series ‘The Pearl of Africa’ Releases Episode 3

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been sharing the story of Ugandan transgender activist Cleopatra Kambugu, whose decision to publicly transition in her home country serves as the basis for Swedish filmmaker Jonny von Wallström‘s forthcoming documentary feature, The Pearl of Africa. The doc offers a glimpse into the life of Cleo and her boyfriend Nelson […]

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INDONESIA: Anti-Gay Law In Aceh Province Forces LGBT People Into Hiding

By Gayatri Suroyo and Charlotte Greenfield BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment. Indonesia’s northernmost province […]