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Cameroon Blasts Reporting of Gay Activist's Death

Cameroon lashed out at the media on Friday for its reporting on the recent killing of a prominent gay activist and warned that future "provocative commentary" on the case would be illegal.

In the first official response to the killing of Eric Ohena Lembembe, government spokesman Issa Tchiroma said in a statement that journalists had engaged in "speculation and witch-hunting" in their coverage of the case, which has drawn expressions of concern from the U.S., France, Britain and the U.N.

ABC News
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July 20, 2013
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Be killed or be caged?

For LGBT people of color or those from low-income backgrounds, there are seemingly two choices when faced with a violent situation: take the harm lying down, or fight back and face time behind bars.

The Advocate
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July 19, 2013
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Lambda Legal annouces new transgender resource hub after Maryland EEOC ruling

A transgender woman employed by a government contractor in the state of Maryland has reached a settlement in her case against her job, alleging physical and verbal harassment. With the help of Freedom to Work and Lambda Legal, it was determined that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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