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'Gay Purge' Survivor Speaks Out

'Gay Purge' Survivor Speaks Out

By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 22
A victim of the alleged "gay purge" in Chechnya has come forward. Maxim Lapunov led a press conference on Monday in Moscow to speak about the arrest, violent interrogation and torture he faced while in the Russian republic.

Miami-Dade Commissioners Reject Ban on Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

Miami-Dade Commissioners Reject Ban on Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 15
Miami-Dade County will not be joining Delray Beach, Wellington and a number of other Florida jurisdictions banning the harmful practice of gay conversion therapy.

40 Chechens Saved From Gay Purge

By Brittany Ferrendi | May 14
In an age where gay men are being allegedly persecuted from the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, one group is stepping up to save lives.

Gay Attorney, Trans Friend Told to Leave Paris Eatery

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 22
For attorney David Waggoner, a former co-president of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, last weekend was going to be fun and relaxing with his close friend, Aimar Sahae. Then, the pair say, things went wrong.

Vandals Hang Noose in LGBT Youth Center

By Brittany Ferrendi | Dec 18
The Providence Youth Student Movement in Providence, Rhode Island, came across a hateful act of vandalism this week.

LGBT History Month: The Johns Committee - State Sanctioned Homophobia

By Christiana Lilly | Oct 8
The country was in the midst of the Red Scare, and the committee was out to find civil rights activists and integrationists. Soon, however, the committee decided to go after a target that wasn't so strongly represented: LGBT people.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Canadian Hate Group

By John McDonald | Aug 24
An anti-LGBT group infiltrated a Canadian Pride festival last month and is now facing consequences for those actions.

Hundreds Gather for Kiss-A-Thon After Gay Couple Gets Kicked Out of Store

By Brittany Ferrendi | Aug 20
Thomas Rees and his boyfriend Joshua Bradwell were reportedly removed from Sainsbury's supermarket in London after a customer complained about their "immoral" and "inappropriate" hand-holding. A kiss-in ensued.

Alleged Threat from GOP Operative to Lesbian Activist: 'I'll Beat You Like A Man'

By John McDonald | Sep 2
What was intended to be a friendly gathering of local activists in South Florida turned into an ugly encounter with threats of violence.

Anti-Gay Sites Eating Up Gay Baker's Rant

By John Riley | Jul 25
Jesse Bartholomew's video rant is making the rounds on the Internet, particularly on conservative media.

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