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Human rights tops all other rights

March 8, 2012

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March 8 2012 By Navi Pillay Picture: AP Photo/LM Otero I am conscious of the divergent view both within and outside the (the Human Rights) Council on the rights of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, I am certain that none among you will be willing to tolerate serious, systematic violations of […]

Why does it matter if a child has a same-sex crush?

February 21, 2012

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The ripples caused by a boy of seven coming out as gay shows society has a way to go before it views LGBT people equally Tom Katsumiguardian.co.uk, Monday 20 February 2012 Members of the cast of Glee. Photograph: Channel 4 A blogger for the Huffington Post has caused ripples online recently by writing that her […]

When gay is a choice

January 24, 2012

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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 Actress Cynthia Nixon says she “chose” to be a lesbian. Is the science of female sexual fluidity on her side? Cynthia Nixon (Credit: Reuters/Michael Caronna) This Sunday, in a New York Times Magazine profile, actress Cynthia Nixon threw political correctness to the wind when talking about her lesbianism as a “choice” […]

Executed for Being Gay

September 2, 2011

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By Matthew Cardinale ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Aug 31, 2011 (IPS) – Five nations still outlaw homosexuality and carry out executions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, according to a recent report by the U.S. group Human Rights First. Currently, the nations that prescribe capital punishment for homosexuals are Iran, Mauritania, the Republic of Sudan, […]

Executed for Being Gay

September 2, 2011

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By Matthew Cardinale ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Aug 31, 2011 (IPS) – Five nations still outlaw homosexuality and carry out executions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, according to a recent report by the U.S. group Human Rights First. Currently, the nations that prescribe capital punishment for homosexuals are Iran, Mauritania, the Republic of Sudan, […]

Burning Questions, video: PFLAG a resource for gay community

July 16, 2011

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By Michael Louis VinsonPost-Crescent staff writerJuly 15, 2011 Newsmakers: PFLAG forms again in Appleton: July 14, 2011: A new chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) has been formed in Appleton and we talk with some of the people who helped organize it. Years after a local chapter faded away because […]