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In Russia, St. Petersburg proposes anti-gay law

The proposed law, introduced by Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, prohibits so-called propaganda of "sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors."

Why is Sweden deporting asylum seekers back to Syria?

Sweden is continuing to try to remove Syrian asylum seekers, despite the appalling human rights situation in that country. The attempted removals have led to protests by opposition Social Democrats.

LGBT people organizing in remote areas of Kenya

"LGBTI members are moving away from rural areas to bigger cities to live freely. I am committed in creating safe spaces in rural Kenya, we can’t all move to the cities."

Will Spain default on marriage equality?

There have been more than 24,000 same-sex marriages in Spain since 2005 and a conservative lobby group has asked the country's conservative party with help to repeal the six year old law.