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Draconian anti-gay bill signed into law in The Gambia

Yahya Jammeh, the brazenly homophobic president of The Gambia who has called gay people "vermin" and should be exterminated like mosquitoes that cause malaria, has signed into law one of the most horrific anti-gay laws in the world.

Russia essentially bans the gay

Russia's parliament, the State Duma, today unanimously passed a federal law banning "gay propaganda" and "non-traditional sexual relations," drawing widespread criticism from human-rights groups. One deputy abstained from voting.

Malawi suspends anti-gay laws

Malawi has halted the enforcement of laws that criminalize same-sex relationships after comments made by the country’s Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara.

Madonna supports gay rights in St. Petersburg with pink wristbands

Pink wristbands will be available during Madonna’s concert in St. Petersburg today (Aug. 9), to show support for the Russian city’s persecuted LGBT community. Madonna could face arrest under the city's "homosexual propaganda" bill.

RGOD2: Religion and HIV

We may disagree about gay marriage in this country but surely we can agree that killing gays and lesbians or imprisoning them in any context should never be sanctioned in the name of God or of the state.

RGOD2: When you’re a bridge - expect to be trampled upon

The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle shares the inspiring stories of 26 "authentic witnesses" from some of the 76 countries where it is illegal to be gay, who are in Washington for the International AIDS Conference.