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Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

By Heather Cassell | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

History: A Look Back at Gay Rights’ Biggest Defeats

By Jason Parsley | Friday Jul 4, 2014
In the past few years the LGBT community has seen a string of victories. But sometimes we forget that it took a lot defeats to get to those victories.

Uganda: Groups Report Surge in Gay Rights Abuses

Thursday May 15, 2014
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are reporting a surge in the rights violations of gay people in Uganda following the enactment of a severe anti-gay law.

DC Lobbyist Plans to Ban Gays From Pro-Sports, Block Draft of Michael Sam

By Bobby McGuire | Friday May 9, 2014
A Washington, D.C. lobbyist is proposing legislation to ban all openly gay players from major league sports and plans to launch a boycott against any NFL team that drafts openly gay defensive lineman, Michael Sam.

SD Lawmaker Discusses Post on Homosexuality

Tuesday May 6, 2014
A South Dakota state lawmaker who called gay sex a moral and a health issue says he regrets the wording of his recent Facebook post but not the sentiment of his controversial comments.

SD State Rep: Gay Sex A ’One Way Alley For The Garbage Truck’

By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 2, 2014
A Republican state representative from South Dakota is causing a stir Friday for a letter he wrote this week, saying that being gay has health risks and that anal sex is a "one way alley for the garbage truck."

Anti-Gay ’Religious Practices Bill’ Headed To Miss. Governor

Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups

Virginia’s 2014 Session Setbacks

By John Riley | Sunday Mar 16, 2014
Equality Virginia came into this year’s legislative session with optimism, but two vacant state Senate seats, and a Republican-dominated House of Delegates conspired to defeat many of the organization’s top initiatives.

Miss. Lawmakers Divided Over Arizona-Style Anti-Gay Bill

By Emily Wagner Pettus | Saturday Mar 8, 2014
Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona’s Republican governor.

GA. Anti-Gay Bill Part Of GOP Election Year Agenda

By Christina Cassidy | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
The Republican leadership in the General Assembly has kept tight control of its election-year agenda, ensuring some of the more controversial bills have not reached the floor for a vote.