Topics :: anti-gay laws

Lebanese Police Use Banned Anal Exam to 'Test' Homosexuality

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The Lebanese police are reportedly still using a "test" for homosexuality banned in 2012 that involves an anal exam deemed to be "torture" by the nation's Order of Physicians.

Scranton Venue Says No to Same-Sex Weddings

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 11, 2014
When a Pennsylvania inn refused to hold a same-sex wedding for two lesbians, the outrage on social media only served to highlight the fact that while gays can legally wed in the Keystone State, they can just as legally be discriminated against.

Uganda Anti-Gay Ruling Criticized As 'Flawed'

Friday Jul 11, 2014
Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

Italian MP Gianluca Buonanno :: Gay Kissing a No-No

By EDGE | Friday Jul 11, 2014
A proposal has been put forth by Gianluca Buonanno, MP and MEP for Italy's right-wing Northern League Party, to make all same-sex kissing and displays of affection in public punishable by a fine of $680.

History: These 10 Folks Were Executed For Being Gay

By Jason Parsley | Sunday Jul 6, 2014
Homosexuality was once considered a normal part of life - especially in ancient Greece. But in modern times gays and lesbians have had it rough.

Singaporean Gays Rally to Counter Opposition

By Satish Cheney | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
Thousands of gay rights activists gathered in downtown Singapore on Saturday for a rally that this year drew unprecedented criticism from religious conservatives.

Kim Kardashian Criticizes Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Kim Kardashian may have gotten herself in hot water with her gay fans this week after she criticized the boycott on the Beverly Hills Hotel in a blog post Monday, saying the boycott aimed at the Sultan of Brunei would not hurt him financially.

Uganda: US Sanctions Over Anti-Gay Law Will Hurt ’Most Vulnerable’

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Uganda officials said Monday that the U.S. sanctions placed on the African country over strict anti-gay laws would hurt the "most vulnerable."

Kyrgyzstan Comes Closer to Passing ’Homosexual Propaganda’ Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jun 20, 2014
A bill that mirrors Russia’s highly controversial "homosexual propaganda" law inches closer to becoming a reality in Kyrgyzstan as the Central Asian country’s human rights committee approved the measure this week.

US Bars Ugandan Officials for Gay Rights Abuses

By Matthew Lee | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
The U.S. is imposing visa bans on Ugandan officials who are involved in corruption and are violating the rights of gay people and others.