Anti-LGBT evangelist Scott Lively stands trial for ‘crimes against humanity’ in Uganda

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In January, Scott Lively, an anti-LGBT evangelist, stood trial under the first sexuality-based lawsuit enforced through a statute which allowed foreign parties to sue in US courts.

Accusations by the Sexual Minorities organization in Uganda claimed that Lively’s actions in Uganda over the past decade resulted in torture, arrest, persecution and murder of gay individuals in the country.

Mr Lively has also co-written the book, the Pink Swastika, which contains an introduction saying : “homosexuals [are] the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities.”

Gay teen in Oregon is taken off life support after hanging himself due to of homophobic bullying

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In January, Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old teenager from Oregon, was taken off life support, after he hung himself in a local school playground as a result of being bullied for being gay.

In the following week in January, over 200 people attended a candlelight vigil for Bell which included school friends and family.

Fox News accidentally uses a lesbian kiss wedding photo in article about ‘traditional’ marriage

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When publishing an article about the traditional gender roles in marriage during February, Fox News accidentally used a picture of a lesbian couple kissing at their wedding

Following this accident, Fox News replaced the original picture with an image of male and female symbols.

Previously, Fox News came under heavy criticism for using an image of Mrs Doubtfire, Robin Williams’ fictional character from the 1993 film of the same name, in a story about transgender inequality.

Robbie Rogers comes out, quits football in the UK and then returns to the sport in the US

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In February, Robbie Rogers, a Leeds United player announced he was gay, and at the same time quit professional football.

Three months later, Rogers returned to football so as to play with the Los Angeles Galaxy team, becoming the only openly gay Major League Soccer player. 

In August, he urged fellow athletes not to boycott the Russian Sochi Winter Games 2014. 

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