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An LGBT History Lesson: People Who Changed History

May 16, 2012

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by Joel BoyceMay 15, 2012 Photo credit: Notwist Thursday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and this year Care2 is bringing you personal stories from around the world on the fight to eliminate anti-LGBT prejudice and discrimination. For our complete coverage, please click here. What would the world today look […]

INDIA Campuses Lead Gay Rights Struggle

September 5, 2011

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By Ranjita Biswas KOLKATA, India, Sep 5, 2011 (IPS) – It was with some trepidation that Nivvedan, a student at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Bombay, helped launch ‘Saathi’ (Companion), catering to the needs of people with different sexual orientations on campus. Yet, when Saathi held its first meeting in July it […]

INDIA Campuses Lead Gay Rights Struggle

September 5, 2011

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By Ranjita Biswas KOLKATA, India, Sep 5, 2011 (IPS) – It was with some trepidation that Nivvedan, a student at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Bombay, helped launch ‘Saathi’ (Companion), catering to the needs of people with different sexual orientations on campus. Yet, when Saathi held its first meeting in July it […]

August 9, 2011

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By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.Published: August 8, 2011 Lynsey Addario for The New York Times  AIDS is on the rise in many Muslim countries, driven by men having sex with other men in secret because of homophobia, religious intolerance and fear of being jailed or executed, according to a new study. The new report, released […]