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Gay South African Man Reportedly Stoned to Death

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
A gay man from South Africa was reportedly stoned to death this week.

Grindr Warns Egyptian Men of Police Entrapment

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
BuzzFeed is reporting that Grindr is sending a message to all Egyptian users this week, warning that police may be "posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you."

Waldir Pires Bittencourt

Brazilian LGBT Activist, Politician Attacked With Rock

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
A young LGBT activist and politician in Brazil was reportedly attacked, with a stone hurled at his head Wednesday by an unknown man in a moving car.

IOC Adds Non-Discrimination Clause to Olympics Charter

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 25
After the widespread criticism the International Olympic Committee faced over Russia's anti-gay laws during the recent Games, the IOC has added a non-discrimination clause to their charter, preventing future contracts with any cities that discriminate.

Disabled Indian Trans Woman Dies After Being Pushed in Front of Train

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 25
An Indian transgender woman, who was disabled, died Wednesday after two youths allegedly pushed her in front of a moving train.

Canadian Teacher Suspended for Playing Anti-Gay Prank

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 25
A teacher in Canada is defending himself after playing an anti-gay prank on one of his students last year where he put a sticker that reads "I'm gay" on the male student's back.

In this April, 1975 file photo, Syria opens its fourth oil field at Jbeissah, 19 miles west of the Iraq Border.

US-Led Strikes Hit IS-Held Oil Sites in Syria

INTERNATIONAL | By Diaa Hadid | Sep 25
U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing nearly 20 people .

President Barack Obama

Obama Calls for Dismantling IS 'Network of Death'

INTERNATIONAL | By Julie Pace and Josh Lederman | Sep 24
Declaring the world at a "crossroads between war and peace," President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group's "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East.

Indonesian Province Considers Caning for Gay Sex

INTERNATIONAL | By Fakhrurradzie Gade and Niniek Karmini | Sep 24
Men and women caught having homosexual sex could be publicly caned in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province if an Islam-inspired draft law is approved this week.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy

Ex-French President Slams Same-Sex Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 23
The former president of France is making international headlines this week after saying same-sex marriage "humiliates families" during his first TV interview since announcing his return to politics on Friday.