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January 15, 2014

Russian actor who wanted to burn LGBT people in ovens resigns after outcry

After expressing his desire to shove LGBT people in an oven, Ivan Okhlobystin resigned from his position as a creative director at Euroset.

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Brian Brown extends his anti-LGBT activism across the globe

New evidence suggests that Brian, losing so fully and clearly here at home, is planning to make an even bigger push onto the international stage.

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VIDEO: As dozens are arrested in Nigeria, Sec. Kerry speaks out against dangerous new law

News that Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the "Same Sex Prohibition Bill," also known as the "Jail the Gays Bill" broke yesterday, and the US State Department has now spoken out against the bill as a violation of Nigerian people's basic rights.

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January 14, 2014

Young and Gay in Putin's Russia

The Young and Gay in Putin's Russia is a documentary exposing the effects that the Russian propaganda laws have on youth. Due to Russia passing the anti-gay law, homophobia is on the rise.
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Nominations for the Trans 100 close this week—submit yours now!

We Happy Trans and This Is HOW are collecting nominations for the second annual Trans 100 list paying tribute to trans people and their positive, extraordinary advocacy. Make your voice heard and let them know who should be honored this year! Nominations close on Wednesday, January 15, at 12:00 am (midnight) PST.

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Chris Christie to trans people: No birth certificates without surgery

In addition to the recent "Bridgegate," he vetoed a bill today that would have allowed transgender residents of New Jersey to receive updated birth certificates accurately reflecting their gender identity, rather than their assigned gender.

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January 13, 2014

State Department warns LGBT Americans traveling to Russia

Due to the recent anti-LGBT laws enforced in Russia, the U.S. Department of State released an advisory guide for American citizens who plan to visit the country.

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January 13, 2014

Gay 'prisoner of conscience' dies in Cameroon

Roger Jean-Claude Mbede of Cameroon died after being released from prison. In 2011, Mbede got sentenced to 3 years in prison after sending a text message saying "I'm very much in love with you” to another man.

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