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Immigration Plan Draws Cheers, Criticism Across US

| Friday Nov 21, 2014
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

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Matthew Shepard's Parents Head to Russia

| By David Crary | Nov 21
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread.

Gambia Leader Approves Law Jailing Gays for Life

| Nov 21
The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
Post orange banners, ribbons and flag in your neighborhood on November 25 for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Ugandan Lawmakers Draft New Anti-Gay Bill

| By Rodney Muhumuza | Nov 20
Ugandan lawmakers have drafted a new anti-gay bill that could be introduced for debate in the country's parliament before Christmas, a parliamentarian said Thursday.

Gun Sales Surge Ahead of Jury's Ferguson Decision

| By Alan Scher Zagier | Nov 19
Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

London Exhibit Examines History of Human Sexuality

| By Gregory Katz | Nov 19
Curators at London's Wellcome Collection will not be surprised if lines form outside their new "Institute of Sexology" exhibition.

Palestinians Kill 4 in Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

| By Tia Goldenberg | Nov 18
Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city's bloodiest attack in years. Police killed the attackers in a shootout.

Ireland's Gay Bull Benjy Saved From Slaughterhouse

| By Shawn Pogatchnik | Nov 18
He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon.

Colin Farrell Defends His Gay Bro, Marriage Equality in Op-Ed

| By Jason St. Amand | Nov 18
In a moving op-ed piece for Ireland's Sunday World magazine, Irish actor Colin Farrell opens up about his openly gay brother, defending same-sex marriage in the country.

Rio's Gay Pride Parade Calls For End To Homophobia

| Nov 17
Gay rights activists are using Rio de Janeiro's annual gay pride parade to demand laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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