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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.

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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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Mormon authors back gay writer in dispute with Cedar Fort

A dispute between a Utah publisher and a gay author who made a nod to his boyfriend in his biography has gained the attention of Mormons in the publishing community. As of Saturday morning, 41 Mormon authors had signed a letter asking publishers to base decisions on "content, quality, and commercial viability, not on any other factor."

The Salt Lake Tribune
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August 26, 2013

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