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Turkey: first ever openly gay mayor candidate announces bid

A Turkish man who studied in the United States is aiming to become the first open member of Turkey's LGBT community to hold public office when he runs to become mayor of a small town on Turkey's Black Sea coast, as daily Hurriyet reports

ANSA Med
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September 13, 2013
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Russia's anti-gay law tests Olympics tenets

The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are less than six month months away. But a controversy over a Russian law that bans propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations could cast a shadow over the competition and negatively impact the Olympic movement.

Voice of America
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September 13, 2013
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Video: Nancy Pelosi Zaps Vladimir Putin on Gay Rights

“What I found interesting was the closing. He says when we pray to God he judges us all as." ... "he says that we are all God’s children. I think that’s great. I hope it applies to gays and lesbians in Russia as well.”

Towleroad
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September 13, 2013
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