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Kurt Niece: Why Cleveland got Gay Games 9

(Editor’s note: Gay Games 9 begins this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. SDGLN Visual Arts Critic Kurt Niece steps away from his beat to write a personal piece about how underdog and under-appreciated Cleveland beat out other better-known cities to host the sporting event that draws LGBT athletes from around the world.)

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

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Pennsylvania: County clerk loses yet again in futile try to stop gay marriages

Theresa Santai-Gaffney, the Register of Wills and Orphans’ Court Clerk for Schuylkill County, has become the face of hate in Pennsylvania in her quest to stop gay marriage in the Keystone State.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

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James Bond's Q says coming out takes courage

James Bond star Ben Whishaw has said it "takes courage" for gay people to come out.

The actor - who played Q in the most recent 007 movie Skyfall - said it is "hard" for people to come out to their mother, adding: "I applaud everyone who does it."

Ben told The Sunday Times Magazine that there is "so much tension around doing something like that."

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Uganda court strikes down Anti-Homosexuality Act

After hearing arguments 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 Constitutional Court of Uganda struck down the law today.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Gay marriage is winning in the lower courts, and why that matters

State and federal courts are striking down states' same-sex marriage bans at a rapid pace, but it's the U.S. Supreme Court that will likely offer the final word on the issue.

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.

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