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Egypt’s Growing Gay-Rights Movement

Ramy Yosef, a 21-year-old man from Egypt's Nile Delta, came out on Twitter last year. His family responded by forcing him from their home. Tarek, 28, recounts being beaten and robbed for "dressing like a faggot"—and avoiding the police for fear that they, too, would target him for being gay.

The Daily Beast
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May 21, 2013

Inside the Boy Scout Battle to Repeal the Gay Ban

Hundreds of scouts and their leaders will descend on a vacation resort north of Dallas this week to, among other things, take a vote on this new statement: “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”

TIME Magazine Online
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May 21, 2013
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French President Signs Gay Marriage Into Law

France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate.

Associated Press
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May 20, 2013
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