Topics :: anti-homophobia

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Nigeria Says 'Gay Cross-Dresser' Led Bombing Attack That Kills 80

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 28, 2014
Nigeria's State Security Service arrested a "clearly homosexual cross-dresser" as the suspected mastermind behind the attempted suicide bombing attack on former dictator Major General Muhammadu Buhari.

Miss Gay Nicaragua to Fight Homophobia

Thursday Jun 26, 2014
Carlos Castro hugged his mother and wept after the announcer named him Miss Gay Nicaragua 2014. It was the culmination of a lot of work by the 19-year-old agronomy student and the beginning of a lot more.

Panti-Monium: Where Pride Meets St. Patrick’s Day

By Alice Farrell | Monday Mar 17, 2014
Drag performer Panti (aka Rory O’Neill) was the "Queen of Queens" marching with Mayor Bill deBlasio earlier this month at the "St. Patrick’s Parade for All" across the East River in Sunnyside, Queens.

Study: Gay Educators Less Likely to Confront Homophobia

By Michael Cox | Thursday Aug 1, 2013
A new U.S. study found LGBT educators are less likely to confront homophobia in their schools for fear of drawing attention to themselves and putting their careers at risk.

Celebrate International Day Against Homophobia 2013

By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 17, 2013
On May 17, LGBT supporters and activists around the globe will raise awareness on LGBT discrimination for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Cuba’s LGBT Community Celebrates International Day Against Homophobia

Friday May 17, 2013
A week of drag shows, colorful marches and social and cultural events in Havana culminates Friday with celebrations of the Intl Day Against Homophobia. Hundreds of activists have taken part in the activities headed by first daughter Mariela Castro.

Ricky Martin Wishes He Could Come Out Again

By Edith M. Lederer | Wednesday Dec 12, 2012
Latin superstar Ricky Martin is telling a U.N. conference on homophobia that he wishes he could come out again so he could tell people struggling with their identities that "it’s just beautiful - you find love."

Lisa Bloom Isn’t Impressed by Your ’Swagger’

By Chris Sosa | Saturday Jun 2, 2012
Lisa Bloom, the fiery civil rights attorney, television legal contributor, and best-selling author, talks to EDGE about her new book, thug culture, the importance of reading, and animal welfare.

Brazilian Leader Suspends Anti-Homophobia Campaign

Thursday May 26, 2011
Brazil’s president suspended an anti-homophobia campaign Wednesday that had been planned to begin at schools this year because she thought the videos and pamphlets weren’t appropriate for children.

Cubans march against homophobia

By Andrea Rodriguez | Monday May 17, 2010
Hundreds of gay and lesbian activists, some dressed in drag and others sporting multicolored flags representing sexual diversity, marched and danced through the streets of Havana on Saturday along with the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro as part of a celebration aimed at eliminating homophobia around the world.
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