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Gay Activists in Amsterdam Protest Russian Policy

More than 2,000 gay rights supporters protested in Amsterdam's largest square Sunday, carrying signs, singing songs and chanting slogans to condemn the Russian government's homosexuality policies.

ABC News
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August 27, 2013
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NYT, AP to refer to Manning as 'Chelsea'

Starting tomorrow, The New York Times and The Associated Press will refer to Bradley Manning as Chelsea Manning, "formerly know as Pfc. Bradley Manning," honoring the former soldier's request to be addressed as a female. Thereafter Manning will be referred to as "she."

Politico
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August 27, 2013
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Video: Five Gay Men Trapped by Angry Mob in Jamaica

Jamaican LGBT News posts this news clip to its YouTube page about a group of five gay men trapped and barricaded by a mob at their home late last week. The gay men had to be rescued by police.

From the news report's transcript:

Towleroad
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August 26, 2013
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Russian Lawmaker Wants to Offer Free 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

A senior Russian lawmaker wants to offer LGBT Russians free psychotherapy to become heterosexual, reports the Russian Times. The high-ranking official also wants to reinstate Russia's ban on gay people giving blood or donating organs.

The Advocate
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August 26, 2013
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