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Gay men sue so-called "ex-gay" therapy counselors

A consumer fraud lawsuit has been filed against the so-called "ex-gay" therapy group Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH). The lawsuit says that the anti-gay practice put the plaintiffs at risk of "depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior."

CNN
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November 27, 2012
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Gay activist using Utah as a political laboratory

The Washington Post profiles Utah's openly gay state Democratic Party chairperson, Jim Dabakis. Dabakis has also served as a founder and first chairperson of the Pride Center and Equality Utah.

The Washington Post
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November 27, 2012
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EDITORIAL: Gay rights? Not in Uganda

After being deservedly relegated to legislative limbo last year, Uganda's anti-gay bill, which would expand the definition of what constitutes a gay "crime" in the country's statute books, is once again under consideration in the Ugandan parliament.

The Los Angeles Times
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November 27, 2012
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12 Men Accused Of Being Gay Face Execution In Libya

According to Gay Star News (GSN), the militia captured the men during a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, on Thursday, November 22. Since then, the "special deterrence unit" has posted pictures to its Facebook page referring to the men as the "third sex," an Arabic term to describe homosexuals, and they are threatening to harm (and kill) the men. The pictures have been filled with comments, such as "flog them hard!"

BuzzFeed
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November 26, 2012
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