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BREAKING: Ugandan Court Throws Out 'Jail The Gays' Law
August 01 2014 11:02 AM ET August 01 2014 2:24 PM ET

Uganda: Activists Elated by Judge's Ruling on 'Jail The Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

A landmark ruling from Uganda's Constitutional Court today overturned the draconian anti-LGBT law on a technicality.

Lesbian Moms Push for Parental Rights in Mexico, Austria
July 31 2014 1:07 PM ET

Lesbian Moms Push for Parental Rights in Mexico, Austria

Mitch Kellaway

As more countries gain equal marriage, skirmishes over parental rights have ensued — this month, in both Mexico and Austria.

WATCH: Go Underground With Jamaica's 'Gully Queens'
July 31 2014 5:30 AM ET

WATCH: LGBT Jamaicans Survive in Storm Drains

Thom Senzee

LGBT youth live in sewers in Jamaica because their families and society have turned their backs on them.

40 Under 40: Frank Mugisha Risks Everything For Ugandans Who Can't Speak Out
July 31 2014 4:00 AM ET

Frank Mugisha Risks Everything For Silenced Ugandans

Thom Senzee

The Fighters: Frank Mugisha faces a violently homophobic society, but he works tirelessly to improve the lives of LGBT Ugandans.

Finally: Russia's First Nonviolent Pride Event
July 30 2014 6:21 PM ET

Russian City Hosts Pride With Shocking Outcome

Thom Senzee

St. Petersburg, the city that gave birth to Russia's first antigay law, has now held Russia's first Pride rally without violence.

Could Uganda's Constitutional Court Overturn 'Jail the Gays' Law?
July 30 2014 4:12 PM ET

Could Uganda's Constitutional Court Overturn 'Jail the Gays' Law? 

Thom Senzee and Sunnivie Brydum

The first two days of a court hearing regarding the constitutionality of Uganda's draconian antigay law have activists hoping change is near.

Uganda: Program for Male Rape Victims Threatened by Antigay Law
July 29 2014 10:49 AM ET

Uganda: Program for Male Rape Victims Threatened

Thom Senzee

Ironically, the same Ugandan police forces expressing willingness to help male victims of rape overcome stigma have been accused as perpetrators of assault against LGBT Ugandans.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Apologizes for Supporters' Antigay Attack
July 28 2014 2:28 PM ET

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Apologizes for Supporters' Antigay Attack

Daniel Reynolds

LGBT rights activists were met with open hostility at Ford Fest, an annual celebration thrown by the controversial mayor.

PHOTOS: Help Copenhagen Celebrate 25 Years of Legal Recognition
July 28 2014 2:20 PM ET

PHOTOS: Help Copenhagen Celebrate 25 Years of Legal Recognition

Advocate.com Editors

The world's very first same-sex couple to be legally recognized got hitched in 1989. Help the couple celebrate their silver anniversary by sending your own photos.

Russia Declares St. Petersburg LGBT Group 'Foreign Agent'
July 24 2014 1:49 PM ET

Russia Declares Gay Group 'Foreign Agent'

Thom Senzee

By requiring Coming Out Russia to register as a 'foreign agent,' a judge has severely hampered the advocacy efforts of the group, it says.

Saudi Man's 'Gay' Tweets Earn 450 Lashes, Jail Time
July 24 2014 12:42 PM ET

Saudi Man's 'Gay' Tweets Earn 450 Lashes, Jail Time

Thom Senzee

A Saudi man, age 24, will be flogged 450 times for allegedly being gay and tweeting about it. He will also be imprisoned for three years.

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet
July 24 2014 8:07 AM ET

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet

Adam Frankel

There is no one solution to eradicating HIV, but PrEP is a tool that not enough can access.

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