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Obama To Meet With LGBT Activists While In Russia

After canceling a bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin while there for the G20 summit, Obama may anger the Kremlin further by meeting with Russian activists — including from LGBT groups.

BuzzFeed
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September 4, 2013
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Brutal videos fuel Russian anti-gay campaign

At the Lighthouse Cabaret Club in Sochi, host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the music is loud, the tobacco smoke thick and the dance floor packed with gay couples enjoying an evening out.

BBC
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September 4, 2013
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Mary Cheney Criticizes Her Sister on Same-Sex Marriage

Mary Cheney, the younger sister of Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Senate candidate, sharply criticized her sister’s stance on same-sex marriage and urged her own Facebook friends to share the message.

The New York Times
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September 4, 2013
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Australia: Alleged Mardi Gras LGBT assaults linked

A police officer at the centre of the now-infamous Jamie Jackson Mardi Gras incident was also a key participant in the alleged mistreatment of another gay man on Oxford St on the same night.

Star Observer
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September 4, 2013
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Video: Russia's Gay Witch Hunt

On Tuesday, Russian LGBT activists were invited to meet with President Obama at this week's G20 summit in St. Petersburg. With Putin's anti-gay laws in place, will Obama's presence make a difference? How are Russians reacting to the witch hunt?

Huffington Post
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September 4, 2013
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