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RGOD2: Banking on the Pope and the World Bank

The leaders of two major global institutions, Pope Francis and Jim Kim, president of the World Bank, are both pressing a deeper dialogue for LGBT inclusion and support on an unimaginable scale. Can management and grass roots engagement and programs turn these symbolic gestures into reality?

RGOD2: Is LGBT equality a development issue?

As the World Bank announces a landmark research project on the economic costs of homophobia, the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle reflects on what it feels like to be on the first-ever LGBT panel at the world Bank’s Spring Civil Society meetings this week.

RGOD2: LGBT people face greater visibility, more persecution in 2013

While western democracies cheered at Secretary Clinton’s “gay rights are human rights” speech in Geneva a year ago, a significant coalition of national governments do not share the human rights framework as a basis for protecting their LGBT citizens.

BREAKING NEWS: Uganda's Parliament adjourns without action on "Kill the Gays" bill

"This bill must never see the light of day as the mob could use this to inflict terrible crimes against people. The pressure from people around the world has had a big impact and the resulting influence from the international community has played a very important role in stopping this going forward today."