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40 Faces Of Homophobia Around The World

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Members of religious groups campaigning against homosexuality hold placards during a rally in Kampala, Uganda in 2007.
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Members of religious groups campaigning against homosexuality hold placards during a rally in Kampala, Uganda in 2007.

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Belgrade, 2010.
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Belgrade, 2010.

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Israeli right wing activists hold banners protesting against the gay parade in Jerusalem in 2010.
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Israeli right wing activists hold banners protesting against the gay parade in Jerusalem in 2010.

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Anti-gay activists shout slogans as gay rights campaigners held their first-ever rally in Lithuania on May 8, 2010.
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Anti-gay activists shout slogans as gay rights campaigners held their first-ever rally in Lithuania on May 8, 2010.

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An anti-gay activist shouts during the Baltic Pride march in 2010.
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An anti-gay activist shouts during the Baltic Pride march in 2010.

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Latvia, 2010.
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Latvia, 2010.

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Mike Gaspers, of Danbury, Iowa, embraces his daughter Lara during an anti-gay marriage rally in 2009.
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Mike Gaspers, of Danbury, Iowa, embraces his daughter Lara during an anti-gay marriage rally in 2009.

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Supporters of Proposition 8 cheer during a 'Yes on 8 bus tour' stop at St. Frances X Cabrini Church on October 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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Supporters of Proposition 8 cheer during a 'Yes on 8 bus tour' stop at St. Frances X Cabrini Church on October 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

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Anti-gay activists protest as the Gay Pride rally took place in Latvia in 2008.
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Anti-gay activists protest as the Gay Pride rally took place in Latvia in 2008.

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Anti-gay activists hang a doll with a sign reading 'Shame on you to allow these people march on the 11th November shoreline' during a protest against the Gay Pride rally in Latvia.
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Anti-gay activists hang a doll with a sign reading 'Shame on you to allow these people march on the 11th November shoreline' during a protest against the Gay Pride rally in Latvia.

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Latvia, 2009.
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Latvia, 2009.

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A nun takes part in an anti-gay marriage protest alongside people holding banners that read "family equals man and woman" in Madrid on June 18, 2005.
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A nun takes part in an anti-gay marriage protest alongside people holding banners that read "family equals man and woman" in Madrid on June 18, 2005.

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A Serb boy holds a banner, reading: 'I don't want to have daddy and daddy,' during a protest in the center of Belgrade on October 9, 2010 against a Gay Pride parade planned for October 10.
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A Serb boy holds a banner, reading: 'I don't want to have daddy and daddy,' during a protest in the center of Belgrade on October 9, 2010 against a Gay Pride parade planned for October 10.

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Members of religious organizations rally against gay marriages in front of the old Congress building in Asuncion, Paraguay in 2010. The banner reads "We want father and mother".
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Members of religious organizations rally against gay marriages in front of the old Congress building in Asuncion, Paraguay in 2010. The banner reads "We want father and mother".

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Indonesian Muslims shout anti-gay slogans during a protest against Q! Film Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dozens of Islamic hard-liners protested against the annual gay film festival in 2010, forcing the cancellation of several screenings.
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Indonesian Muslims shout anti-gay slogans during a protest against Q! Film Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dozens of Islamic hard-liners protested against the annual gay film festival in 2010, forcing the cancellation of several screenings.

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Indonesia, 2010.
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Indonesia, 2010.

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Protesters watch as they demonstrate against the Euro Pride gay parade in Warsaw, Poland on July 17, 2010.
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Protesters watch as they demonstrate against the Euro Pride gay parade in Warsaw, Poland on July 17, 2010.

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Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks at a rally for opponents of same-sex marriage, in Augusta, Maine. NOM is the leading national organization opposing same-sex marriage. Recently it was discovered that the organization sought to split the Democratic Party base by pitting African-Americans and Hispanics against gay-rights groups.
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Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks at a rally for opponents of same-sex marriage, in Augusta, Maine. NOM is the leading national organization opposing same-sex marriage. Recently it was discovered that the organization sought to split the Democratic Party base by pitting African-Americans and Hispanics against gay-rights groups.

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A woman holds a banner in front of the Congress building in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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A woman holds a banner in front of the Congress building in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A member of the far-right group Noua Dreapta (New Right) shouts anti-gay slogans during a march against the GayFest parade in Bucharest, Romania.
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A member of the far-right group Noua Dreapta (New Right) shouts anti-gay slogans during a march against the GayFest parade in Bucharest, Romania.

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Romania, 2010.
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Romania, 2010.

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Indonesian Muslim protestors of Muslim organization 'Hizbuth Tahrir' hold a banner reading, 'Forbidden, Crime and Disgusting' refering to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual associations during a protest against an eventual meeting on the issue in Surabaya in 2010.
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Indonesian Muslim protestors of Muslim organization 'Hizbuth Tahrir' hold a banner reading, 'Forbidden, Crime and Disgusting' refering to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual associations during a protest against an eventual meeting on the issue in Surabaya in 2010.

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Anti-gay activists protest against India ruling gay sex was not a crime in 2009.
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Anti-gay activists protest against India ruling gay sex was not a crime in 2009.

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man protests against the 8th Jerusalem Gay Pride parade in 2009.
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man protests against the 8th Jerusalem Gay Pride parade in 2009.

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An Israeli man holds a banner protesting against the gay parade in Jerusalem.
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An Israeli man holds a banner protesting against the gay parade in Jerusalem.

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Another woman protests the Jerusalem pride parade in 2009.
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Another woman protests the Jerusalem pride parade in 2009.

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Romanian members of the far-right organization 'Noua Dreapta' (The New Right) march with signs reading: 'NO to homosexual marriages and adoptions,' in Bucharest on May 23, 2009. Hundreds of members of 'Noua Dreapta' marched in Bucharest to protest against a 'Gay Parade' scheduled on that same day.
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Romanian members of the far-right organization 'Noua Dreapta' (The New Right) march with signs reading: 'NO to homosexual marriages and adoptions,' in Bucharest on May 23, 2009. Hundreds of members of 'Noua Dreapta' marched in Bucharest to protest against a 'Gay Parade' scheduled on that same day.

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Miss California Carrie Prejean waves as she comes on stage at the Rock Church during services in San Diego. Prejean drew attention in 2009 for her comments against gay marriage at the Miss USA pageant.
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Miss California Carrie Prejean waves as she comes on stage at the Rock Church during services in San Diego. Prejean drew attention in 2009 for her comments against gay marriage at the Miss USA pageant.

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Burundians take part in an anti-gay demonstration in 2009 demanding the outlawing of homosexuality. Up to 20,000 people turned out for the government-planned protest.
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Burundians take part in an anti-gay demonstration in 2009 demanding the outlawing of homosexuality. Up to 20,000 people turned out for the government-planned protest.

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An anti-gay demonstrator tries to push down a retaining fence in Budapest Hungary during the annual Gay Pride march in 2008. Hungarian riot police later used water canons and tear gas against far-right radicals who threw petrol bombs, stones and eggs.
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An anti-gay demonstrator tries to push down a retaining fence in Budapest Hungary during the annual Gay Pride march in 2008. Hungarian riot police later used water canons and tear gas against far-right radicals who threw petrol bombs, stones and eggs.

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John Bassette of Hartland, Vermont stands on the steps of the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. before a march against same sex marriage in 2000.
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John Bassette of Hartland, Vermont stands on the steps of the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. before a march against same sex marriage in 2000.

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An anti-gay rights activist shows a badge during a flash mob organised by gay rights protesters in St.Petersburg
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An anti-gay rights activist shows a badge during a flash mob organised by gay rights protesters in St.Petersburg

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church hold anti-gay signs at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church hold anti-gay signs at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia

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Malaysian Muslims hold signs against homosexuality in Kuala Lumpur.
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Malaysian Muslims hold signs against homosexuality in Kuala Lumpur.

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A Malaysian Muslim student holds up placards to protest against U.S. glam rocker Adam Lambert's concert.
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A Malaysian Muslim student holds up placards to protest against U.S. glam rocker Adam Lambert's concert.

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Demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-homosexuality protest outside Dakar
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Demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-homosexuality protest outside Dakar

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Proposition 8 supporter Mark Wassberg carries a sign during the opening day of the Prop 8 trial in 2010.
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Proposition 8 supporter Mark Wassberg carries a sign during the opening day of the Prop 8 trial in 2010.

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Ugandan activists hold signs and chant slogans during an anti-homosexuality protest rally in 2010.
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Ugandan activists hold signs and chant slogans during an anti-homosexuality protest rally in 2010.

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Activists shout slogans during an anti-gay protest in New Delhi in 2009.
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Activists shout slogans during an anti-gay protest in New Delhi in 2009.

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Right-wing protesters salute during a rally opposing a planned Gay Pride parade in Moscow in 2007.

Right-wing protesters salute during a rally opposing a planned Gay Pride parade in Moscow in 2007.

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