Yahya Jammeh, the brazenly homophobic president of The Gambia who has called gay people "vermin" and should be exterminated like mosquitoes that cause malaria, has signed into law one of the most horrific anti-gay laws in the world.
Russia's parliament, the State Duma, today unanimously passed a federal law banning "gay propaganda" and "non-traditional sexual relations," drawing widespread criticism from human-rights groups. One deputy abstained from voting.
Pink wristbands will be available during Madonna’s concert in St. Petersburg today (Aug. 9), to show support for the Russian city’s persecuted LGBT community. Madonna could face arrest under the city's "homosexual propaganda" bill.
We may disagree about gay marriage in this country but surely we can agree that killing gays and lesbians or imprisoning them in any context should never be sanctioned in the name of God or of the state.
The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle shares the inspiring stories of 26 "authentic witnesses" from some of the 76 countries where it is illegal to be gay, who are in Washington for the International AIDS Conference.