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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

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New York: Suspect arrested in brutal assault on openly gay journalist

Cops collared a Queens man they say pummeled an openly gay, award-winning journalist in Midtown Manhattan earlier this month.

Leighton Jennings, 24, was arrested for second-degree assault late Tuesday — more than a week after Randy Gener, 46, was attacked on Seventh Avenue near West 54th Street on Jan. 17, cops said.

Kyrgyzstan: Police accused of brutalizing, raping gay and bisexual men | VIDEO

(Editor's note: Human Rights Watch today released this damning report about police abuse of gay and bisexual men in Kyrgyztan, a landlocked Central Asia nation bordered by China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It was formerly part of the Soviet Union and about 80% of the population is Muslim. While same-gender sex is legal for gays and lesbians, discrimination is rampant for LGBT citizens.)

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

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New York: Lesbian mom not allowed to adopt her own son

A Brooklyn judge has broken with long-standing legal tradition and denied a married lesbian’s request to adopt the infant son her wife gave birth to, saying that New York’s gay marriage law makes such measures unnecessary.

Anti-gay Uganda is obsessed with gay porn | VIDEO

Uganda might have vehemently anti-gay legislation in place, but that hasn't stopped the nation from becoming one of the world's top consumers of gay pornography, according to reports.

HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin spoke with Roger Ross Williams, director of the award-winning documentary "God Loves Uganda," to figure out why one of the world's most homophobic nations is just behind Kenya and Pakistan, two other nations with anti-gay laws, when it comes to Internet searches on gay porn.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

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Indiana: Gay-marriage ban amendment likely won't be on 2014 ballot

The Indiana House on Monday amended a proposed constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry, removing some of the harmful language that would have banned all forms of relationship recognition for same-gender couples in the state, while leaving intact a proposed ban on couples seeking to marry.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

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California: Gang member sentenced for rape of lesbian

A Richmond man who as a 15-year-old joined in a hate crime gang rape of a Richmond lesbian was sentenced to 31 years in prison on Friday.

Robert Ortiz, now 20, pleaded guilty Friday to rape in concert, forcible oral copulation in concert, carjacking, and a charge enhancement for committing the crimes for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

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Dangerous liaisons: Meeting up with Uganda LGBT activist Sam Ganafa

(Editor's note: JP Conly of San Diego spent two weeks in December in Kampala, Uganda, working as a nurse and a Good Samaritan Consortium volunteer. He is writing a series of articles about his experiences. Part I was “My story: Volunteering in Uganda and grateful” in which Conly shared how he worked with an amazing volunteer, Maxensia Nakibuuka Takirambule, and her Lugunjja Community Health Clinic.

This Just In: The LGBT news blog for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

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Illinois: GOP hopeful links autism, dementia to gay rights

One of the Republicans lining up to challenge Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) for her seat representing the 9th District of Illinois told the Chicago Daily Herald that God is “angry” with the United States and has sent scourges to punish the American people.

In Nigeria, angry mob hurling stones halts Sharia court trial of 11 men accused of being gay

BAUCHI, Nigeria – Thousands of angry protesters threw stones into a Sharia court on Wednesday and demanded the conviction and execution of 11 men accused of being members of gay groups, according to news reports.

Chaos, lawlessness and anti-gay violence overtook this northern city, as Nigeria’s so-called “Jail The Gays” law has turned Africa’s most-populous nation into a snake pit of hate and homophobia, unleashing untold horrors on the LGBT community.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

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Washington: Catholic school president resigns after gay vice principal's dismissal

Sister Mary Tracy, the Eastside Catholic High School President and Head of School, submitted her resignation to the school's board of trustees.

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