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Russia Approves Official Gay Rights Protest

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 9, 2014
For the first time since enacting their federal anti-gay laws last summer, officials in Russia have agreed to allow gay rights activists to hold a protest.

Cleveland Cabbies Protest 'Gay Games' Promotional Campaign

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Cleveland's cabbies have reportedly refused to drive their cabs, protesting Cleveland Hopkins International Airport taxi's rooftop signs promoting the LGBT Gay Games.

Former State Senator Hides in Statehouse Closet

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.

Idaho Gay Rights Protesters Jailed After Vigil Attempt

Friday Mar 7, 2014
he leader of the Add the Words group and two other gay activists were arrested at the Idaho Capitol late Thursday night after police nixed their plan to hold an all-night vigil inside the building.

Medic: 70 Protesters Killed, 500 Wounded in Kiev

By Yuras Karmanau | Thursday Feb 20, 2014
Protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back, killing at least 70 people and wounding hundreds of others, according to a protest doctor.

7 Gay Rights Activists Arrested During Idaho Capitol Protest

Thursday Feb 20, 2014
Idaho State Police arrested six people for trespassing and another for misdemeanor battery after three dozen gay rights protesters blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate.

French Conservatives Protest Marriage Equality Law

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Although France legalized same-sex marriage in May of last year, conservatives from around the country gathered together Sunday to protest the law in Paris and Lyon.

Radicals a Wild Card in Ukraine’s Protests

By Yuras Karmanau | Sunday Feb 2, 2014
Wearing masks, helmets and protective gear on the arms and legs, radical activists are the wild card of the Ukraine protests now starting their third month, declaring they’re ready to resume violence if the stalemate persists.

Ivory Coast: Mob Attacks Gay Rights Group Office

By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Monday Jan 27, 2014
An angry mob "ransacked" the headquarters of Ivory Coast’s most prominent gay rights organization, an official said Monday, following days of anti-gay protests in a country generally seen as moderate on the issue.

How Will Russian Authorities Deal with a Same-Sex Kiss?

By Michael Cox | Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
How will Russian authorities deal with a same-sex kiss between two female Russian athletes who kissed on the winner’s podium at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow? Many wonder if the kiss was a protest or another misunderstanding.