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Ugandan high court could rule Thursday on challenge to Anti-Homosexuality Act

The Constitutional Court of Uganda opened arguments on Wednesday on a challenge to the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act brought by a group of human rights activists, legal scholars, opposition politicians, and LGBT people.

The first day of hearings focused on the question of whether the law, which punishes homosexuality with up to a lifetime sentence and criminalizes promotion of LGBT rights, was adopted unlawfully because there was no quorum present when Speaker Rebecca Kadaga called for a vote on December 20, 2013.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Kenya: Gay rights activist living at dumpsite after eviction

When Mary Muthui came out to say she is gay in a film in 2012, she did not expect the kind of backlash she has received since then.

A gang evicted the Kenya gay rights activist from her apartment in Kayole two months ago and she now lives in deplorable conditions in a shelter made of polythene bags in one of Nairobi’s dumpsites.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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China: Activists sue "gay cure" clinic in landmark move

Campaigners in China have taken Dr. Zhou Zhengyou, of the Nanjing Urban Psychiatric Consultancy Centre, to court over its backing of gay-to-straight conversion therapy that is universally called junk science.

It’s the first time a lawsuit of this kind has been staged in the country. The case will be heard in court on Thursday.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, July 28, 2014

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Florida: Tow-truck owner accused of preying on Gay Days visitors

The owner of a towing company near Orlando, Florida was arrested Friday and charged with illegally towing vehicles of people who took part in last month's Gay Days events in Orange County.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, July 25, 2014

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Australia: Research discovers cancer-fighting drug "kicks out" hidden HIV

A new development in HIV treatment was presented earlier this week at the AIDS 2014 conference in Australia.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Florida: Sen. Marco Rubio condemns gays "intolerant" of his anti-gay beliefs

Aiming straight for the Christian conservative vote, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio polished up his anti-gay-marriage bona fides Wednesday afternoon in an address at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Fighting the Religious Right exacts a toll: How LGBT groups got secretly divided

Earlier this week, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against gay, lesbian and transgender employees. To the relief of LGBT-rights supporters — and the dismay of some conservative religious groups — companies with religious owners seeking contracts with the feds are not exempted.

Court ruling: Russian LGBT group is "foreign agent"

A court in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday ruled that the Russian LGBT rights group Coming Out is a “foreign agent,” a category that limits its ability to communicate with Russian citizens and subjects it to extra government scrutiny. Coming Out issued the following statement immediately after the ruling:

Today, July 21, 2014, Vasileostrovsky District Court of St. Petersburg found “Coming Out” LGBT organization to be a “foreign agent” – i.e. an organization engaged in political activities on behalf of foreign countries. The trial lasted close to four hours.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Dustin Lance Black, Tom Daley on jet that made emergency landing in Siberia in Russia

Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black tweeted it was "scary as hell" as the Virgin Atlantic plane that he and boyfriend Tom Daley were passengers on made an emergency landing in Russia on Monday.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, July 18, 2014

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Gay marriage stirs backlash as businesses assert religion

The rise of gay marriage has opened a new front in the U.S. culture wars, pitting small-business owners with religious objections against customers seeking to shop without fear of discrimination.

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