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  • 3rd October 2013

    US Vice President cancels speech at LGBT event due to government shutdown 3

    Vice President Biden had been scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's annual gala

    5:21 PM — US Vice President Joe Biden has cancelled a planned appearance with gay rights group the Human Rights Campaign, because of issues surrounding the current government shutdown in the country.

  • 16th September 2011

    US gay rights campaigner Arthur Evans dies 6

    Arthur Evans was inspired by the Stonewall uprising

    2:06 PM — Arthur Evans, the American gay rights campaigner, has died at the age of 68. He was found dead of a heart attack at his home in San Francisco on Sunday, having being diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm last year.

  • 4th January 2011

    Judge bans Ugandan media from outing gays and lesbians 10

    Rolling Stone called for gays and lesbians to be hanged.

    9:53 AM — A high court judge in Uganda has banned all media from outing gays and lesbians. Judge Vincent Musoke-Kibuuke said lives were being put at risk by newspapers identifying people known or thought to be gay.

  • 25th November 2010

    Russian gay activists hold first legal demonstration 3

    The demonstration was held in St Petersburg

    3:27 PM — Gay rights activists in St Petersburg held Russia's first legal pro-gay demonstration last Saturday. Around a dozen people gathered in the city centre with placards calling for gay rights, following a European Court of Human Rights ruling last month.

  • 18th February 2010

    Kenyan police release gay men 3

    Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya

    12:18 PM — Six men arrested in Kenya by police who suspected them of being gay have been released. The men, aged between 20 and 35, were taken into custody last Friday after rumours they were planning a gay wedding in the coastal town of Mtwapa.

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