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February 11, 2014

Nigerian judge sentences gay man to 20 lashes: "He is supposed to be killed"

A Nigerian judge praised himself for showing leniency to a gay man by having him whipped 20 times on a courtroom bench.

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February 11, 2014

Sochi gay bar uneasy over Olympic spotlight

The patrons of the Mayak Bar are concerned about the attention the LGBT community in Russia is getting over Putin’s anti-LGBT laws combined with the international attention from the Olympics.

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Snapshots: Michael Sam, why immigration matters, LGBT Russians, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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NY Giants, New England Patriots, First Family, more speak in support of gay NFL prospect Michael Sam

Michael Sam, Defensive End NFL prospect, has received support on his coming out announcement from big name celebrities, fellow players and media members and now NFL team owners have spoken out in support.
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February 10, 2014

Model Carmen Carrera profiled on CNN's In The Spotlight

CNN profiled model Carmen Carrera on their in-depth profile series In the Spotlight as she prepped for her first international photo spread with Glamour UK.

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February 10, 2014

Bisexual speed skater takes home the gold in Sochi

Netherlands speed skater Ireen Wüst, who is open about her bisexuality, won first place Sunday in the 3,000-meter competition in Sochi.

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LGBT activists arrested in Moscow and St. Petersburg still don't have media coverage

On Friday, groups of LGBT activists in Moscow and St. Petersburg were arrested for demonstrating. So far, the mainstream media hasn't bothered to talk to them.

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