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Report: U.S. Christian Right lobbies to implement anti-gay laws in Africa

Conservative U.S. Christian “family values” and religious organizations are setting up fronts in Africa to fight for anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation to promote their fundamentalist convictions, according to a report by the progressive think tank Political Research Associates.

UPDATED: GLSEN urges no second trial in murder of gay teen in Oxnard

A national gay rights group says that Ventura County prosecutors should do the “just and merciful thing” and reach a plea deal with Brandon McInerney for fatally shooting a gay middle-school student rather than trying him a second time.

Remembering Dr. Gaurav Gopalan, 35, murdered in DC

This week, communities in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Maryland have organized candlelight vigils to mourn the loss of Dr. Gaurav Gopalan, a 35-year-old gay South Asian aeronautics engineer and theater artist who was murdered near his home in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10, 2011.

LGBT leader in Mexico found beaten to death

The body of Leija Herrera, who was a champion against discrimination and violence against lesbian and gay community, was found dead on the side of the Palace of Culture and the city of Chilpancingo.