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No Smooching Allowed: Russia Blocks Video Game Comic Featuring Same-Sex Kiss

No Smooching Allowed: Russia Blocks Video Game Comic Featuring Same-Sex Kiss

By Brittany Ferrendi | Jan 7
Overwatch blew up the internet last month when their holiday-themed online comic "Overwatch: Reflections" featured a same-sex kiss. However, some users pointed out the comic is unreadable on the site's Russian version.

The Boys of Bangladesh

The Boys of Bangladesh

By Christiana Lilly | Dec 18
In April, two men were hacked to death in Bangladesh putting a spotlight on a hidden population in the small Southwest Asian country: LGBT people.

Russia MPs Want FIFA 17 Banned For 'Promoting Homosexuality'

Russia MPs Want FIFA 17 Banned For 'Promoting Homosexuality'

By Brittany Ferrendi | Dec 12
If Russia thinks your video game promotes homosexuality, it may be banned from the country entirely. Such is the case with FIFA 17, the world's most played soccer video game, if Russian MPs have their way.

Openly Gay Candidates Run for Seats in Russian Parliament

By Brittany Ferrendi | Sep 25
They know they won't get elected, but that won't stop them from trying: Aleksei Korolyov and Bulat Barantayev, two openly gay men and longtime activists, are running for seats in Russia's Duma elections on Sept. 28.

Gay Syrian Exile Sounds the Alarm

By John McDonald | Sep 13
Subhi Nahas has a soft and tender voice. When he speaks the pain and struggle is self-evident.

Warsaw's Iconic, Controversial Rainbow Taken Down at Night

By Monika Scislowska | Aug 27
Warsaw's iconic and controversial rainbow art, once installed by an old cloister and then a symbol of Poland's leadership in the European Union and of tolerance for sexual minorities, has been taken down.

Russia Unveils 'Straight Pride' Flag

By Rhuaridh Marr | Jul 11
As President Obama celebrates marriage equality - which will forever be a hallmark of his presidency - members of Russian President Vladimir Putin's party have debuted a "flag for straights."

ISIS Murders Mount :: Latest Gay Victims Hurled from 100-Foot Building

By Rhuaridh Marr | Jun 8
In yet another horrific murder by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL), three men have been dropped from the roof of a 100ft building in Iraq for being gay.

AP Interview: Uganda's President Says He's the One Bullied

By Cara Anna | May 6
There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win.

Log Cabin Republicans: Obama Administration Ignoring Iran's Human Rights Abuses

By Justin Snow | Mar 29
Log Cabin Republicans accused the Obama administration of ignoring Iran's human rights abuses against gay people and other minorities in an ad unveiled March 20.

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