Obama to Uganda's President: Don't Sign Antigay Law
February 17 2014 4:03 PM ET

Obama to Uganda's President: Don't Sign Antigay Law

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The president releases a statement saying that signing the bill "will mark a serious setback for all those around the world who share a commitment to freedom, justice and equal rights.”

Watch: Lawmakers Cheer As Ugandan President Declares War on Homosexuals
February 17 2014 2:28 PM ET

WATCH: Ugandan President Cheered for War on Homosexuals

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The lawmaker will sign an anti-homosexuality bill that mandates sentences — including life in prison — for those accused of either having sex with members of their own gender, not reporting LGBT people to authorities, or supporting LGBT people or civil rights.

Nigerian Homes Raided to 'Cleanse' Neighborhood of Gays
February 15 2014 1:12 PM ET

Nigerian Homes Raided to 'Cleanse' Neighborhood of Gays

Michelle Garcia

Fourteen young men were dragged out of bed and beaten in the middle of the night for being allegedly gay.

Ugandan President to Sign 'Jail the Gays' Bill
February 14 2014 4:05 PM ET

Ugandan President to Sign 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

Reports coming from Uganda indicate that President Yoweri Museveni is ready to sign the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Russia Strengthens Adoption Ban
February 13 2014 6:27 PM ET

Russia Strengthens Adoption Ban

Trudy Ring

Newly signed legislation bars single people from marriage equality nations from adopting Russian children and reiterates the prohibition on adoptions by same-sex couples.

WATCH: ABC Goes Inside Moscow's Embattled Gay Club
February 13 2014 3:37 PM ET

WATCH: ABC Goes Inside Moscow's Gay Club

Sunnivie Brydum

ABC News aired a brief segment highlighting just some of the violence and systemic harassment LGBT people face in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Russian Embassy Compares Its Nation's Homophobia to U.K. 'Ginger' Hate
February 12 2014 3:12 PM ET

Russia Compares Its Homophobia to U.K. 'Ginger' Hate

Sunnivie Brydum

Responding to a British documentary exposing Russia's violent antigay climate, the Russian embassy in London claims Russia's anti-LGBT sentiment is no worse than the U.K.'s harassment of redheads.

PHOTOS: Global Day of Protest Against Uganda's 'Jail the Gays' Bill
February 11 2014 4:30 PM ET

PHOTOS: Global Day of Protest Against Uganda's Antigay Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

From Iceland to Ireland, and Topeka, Kan., to Washington, D.C., activists around the world stood in solidarity Monday with LGBT Ugandans fighting to defeat a bill that would criminalize their very existence.

IOC OK With Arrest of Gay Rights Protesters in Russia
February 08 2014 2:30 PM ET

IOC OK With Arrest of Gay Rights Protesters in Russia

Neal Broverman

The International Olympic Committee will not be bothered by the arrest of more than a dozen peaceful protesters in Moscow and St. Petersburg on Friday.

Why The End of Communism Didn't End Antigay Hate in Russia
February 07 2014 6:00 AM ET February 11 2014 2:35 PM ET

Why Russia's Antigay Ways Didn't End With Communism

Michael Regula

Russia may have adopted a few modern trappings, but this in-depth look examines how LGBT lives there have only gotten worse in the last several decades.

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