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Despite deafening homophobia in Africa, voices for equality continue to pierce through.
Whoa. The Soviet Union got racial equality right before America?
The 2014 Senate defense budget bill could mean the end of Gitmo...unless any one of these 5 amendments are passed.
New music video calls for Congress to close Guantanamo.
Over 15 years of war. Over 6 million killed. Over 500,000 women and girls have been raped. 2013 Nobel Laureate Nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege stood up for Congolese women, serving victims of rape and advocating for the end of the conflict.
Before Putin signed Russia's infamous antigay law, 10 regional governments passed similar laws starting in 2006. Now, the Olympic flame is passing through these places.
Some claim that Putin's attack on LGBT rights is part of a systematic plan to stem Western liberalism in Russia — labeling gays as agents of the West. But oh the irony: American politicians and media used the same homophobic rhetoric during the McCarthy era, as revealed by artist Yevgeniy Fiks.
The debate over military commissions is reignited by the capture of Al Qaeda operative Anas Al-Liby. But the facts are clear: Federal Courts are the best line of judicial defense against terrorism. Military commissions, not so much.
Russia's repressed gay history is making it more difficult for Russian gays to fight homophobia legally and culturally. In his new book, Moscow, artist Yevgeniy Fiks reveals Soviet-era cruising sites of the bygone queer underground. So, if you find yourself in Moscow on a layover to Sochi, check out these famous public sites and think about their alternative (and subversive) queer history.
Human Rights First's report, Convenient Targets, outlines steps the Obama Administration should take to oppose Russia's antigay law. But some American Olympians, both current and former, aren't leaving it to their government to speak out.