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Secretary of State John Kerry

US Decries Anti-Semitic Leaflets in Ukraine

INTERNATIONAL | By Matthew Lee | Friday Apr 18, 2014
The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences.

Iulian Capsali

Romanian Millionaire Priest Running for Euro Parliament on Anti-Gay Platform

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 17
Iulian Capsali, a former U.S. lawyer turned Romanian Orthodox priest worn €1.6 m has gathered over 120,000 signatures to be registered as an independent candidate for a Member of European Parliament to represent "traditional family values."

Gay rights groups are protesting Namibia’s refusal to grant asylum to Ugandans

No Refugee Status for Gay Ugandans, Says Namibia

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 17
Namibia’s Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga said that gay and lesbian Ugandans will never be granted refugee status in his country.

Edward Snowden, displayed on television screens.

Snowden Questions Putin on Surveillance Policies

INTERNATIONAL | By Laura Mills | Apr 17
Several hours into Vladimir Putin’s televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers’ questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Gay British Man Says He’s a Kardashianphobe

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 17
A lot of people really, really, dislike Kim Kardashian, but a gay British man has raised the bar to a new level.

Peter LaBarbera

Bill and Pete’s Not So Excellent Adventure: Hate Group Leader Back on American Soil

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 17
After a whirlwind tour of Saskatchewan that started with a prolonged detention at the Canadian border and ended in a jail cell, anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera, is back on American soil looking for cash to pay his legal bills.

Turkey’s gay community is up in arms over gay-only prisons

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Planned Anti-Gay Rally in Ethiopia is Cancelled

INTERNATIONAL | By Elias Meseret | Apr 16
A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei to Punish Same-Sex Acts With Death By Stoning

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
Lawmakers in Brunei, the sovereign state in southeast Asia near Borneo, are gearing up to introduce a new penal code that will allow death by stoning for acts of gay sex.

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea.

292 Missing, 4 Dead in South Korea Ferry Disaster

INTERNATIONAL | By Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee | Apr 16
A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing.

Gay Rights Group Sends Petition to IOC

INTERNATIONAL | Apr 16
More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.