UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Urges Repeal of Anti-Gay Laws

September 17, 2010

from the Associated Press

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has called on countries to abolish laws that discriminate against gays and lesbians.

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Shifting Attitudes Take Gay Rights Fight across Globe, Experts Say

August 20, 2010

by Eliott C. McLaughlin | CNN.com

In signing Argentina’s same-sex marriage law, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said debate over the issue would be “absolutely anachronistic” — archaic, out of date — within a few years.

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More Than 70 Countries Make Being Gay a Crime

August 2, 2010

by Emily Duggan | The Independent

Acomprehensive study of global lesbian, bisexual and gay rights, seen by The Independent on Sunday, reveals the brutal – and, in many instances, fatal – price people pay around the globe for their sexuality. The research, which was conducted by the charity network the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), shows that 76 countries still prosecute people on the grounds of their sexual orientation – seven of which punish same-sex acts with death.

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Clinton Equates LGBT Rights to Human Rights

June 22, 2010

by Chris Johnson | Washington Blade

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday equated the pursuit of LGBT rights to the pursuit of human rights as she celebrated Pride month with gay State Department employees.

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Malawi President Pardons Gay Couple after UN Pressure

June 1, 2010

from the Telegraph

Mr wa Mutharika had been under international pressure to reconsider the convictions of Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20. They were arrested in December after they were united in a traditional wedding ceremony in the conservative southern African country, where homosexuality is illegal.

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Zimbabwe Gay Rights Workers Released after Alleged Torture

May 28, 2010

by David Smith | The Guardian

Two gay rights activists in Zimbabwe have been freed after six days in police custody where it is claimed they were abused and tortured.

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Britain May Reduce Aid If Gay Men Are Not Set Free in Malawi

May 24, 2010

by David Brown | The Times

Britain will review its aid to Malawi if the Government refuses to free two gay men who were sentenced to 14 years’ hard labour this week.

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