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This Russian city might become the first to break national law and allow a Pride parade

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A Russian city might become the first to break from national convention and allow a Pride parade. Perm, a city in western Russia, is considering whether the law against ‘gay propaganda’ is actually in contradiction with laws protecting freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. Gay rights activists have lodged …

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Rainbow house opposite Westboro Baptist Church hit with anti-gay graffiti and bullets

Rainbow house hit with anti-gay graffiti and bullets

The Equality House, painted in the rainbow colors, was attacked with homophobic graffiti and bullets this past Saturday (22 October). Police are investigating after the rainbow house, which is opposite the ‘God Hates Fags’ Westboro Baptist Church, was plastered with the homophobic slur ‘fuk fags’ written in black paint. Aaron …

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Germany’s justice minister will defy Angela Merkel to fight for same-sex marriage

Germany’s justice minister will defy Angela Merkel to fight for same-sex marriage

Heiko Maas, Germany’s Minister of Justice, wants to pardon gay men convicted under anti-homosexuality laws. A German minister has defied coalition rules and turned same-sex marriage into a key issue for the 2017 general election. Heiko Maas, Germany’s Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, has voiced his support for same-sex …

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“Straight acting” gay men are 37% more likely to believe feminine gays give the community a bad name, study finds.

“Straight acting” gay men are 37% more likely to believe feminine gays give the community a bad name

Results from a European award-winning study released today found that those who had not experienced homophobia in school were more than twice as likely to have used the phrase ‘straight acting’ to describe themselves, with 56% of those who indicated that they had not experienced homophobia in school reporting that they have used the …

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