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Human Rights

Civil Rights

Court Agrees To Take Unprecedented Case Charging Chinese Ex-Gay ‘Clinic’ With Fraud

by Thomas Alberts ● 10:34 AM June 5, 2014
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“The psychological counselor asked me to lie down for hypnotization, leading me to imagine being with another guy,” a man suing an ex-gay clinic in China says. “I was electroshocked each time I was aroused.”

Discrimination

Maryland Governor Signs Trans Rights Bill Into Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:39 PM May 15, 2014
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BREAKING: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law today the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, outlawing discrimination against transgender citizens.

Human Rights

The Struggle For LGBT Civil Rights Opens A New Southern Front

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:43 AM May 13, 2014
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What’s it like to be gay in Alabama? The Human Rights Campaign launches “the largest-ever coordinated campaign for equality in the history of the South” with this new video.

2014 Winter Olympics

Norwegian Minister Of Health Brings His Husband To Sochi

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:10 PM February 4, 2014
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The Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Høie, and his husband, advertising mogul Dag Terje Solvang, have arrived in Sochi.

Discrimination

Moscow Helsinki Group Tells Putin Propaganda Law Is Harming Children

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:15 AM February 3, 2014
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Russia’s oldest human rights group has released a report showing the “propaganda” law intended to protect children has had the opposite result.

Discrimination

Bravo Europe! Russia Has Accused You Of Forcing Gay Tolerance On The World

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:09 PM January 16, 2014
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A new report by the Russian Foreign Ministry complains of Western Europe’s “aggressive propaganda of homosexual love.” To which we say, “Go Europe!”

Civil Rights

Playing in the Sun: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

by Clinton Fein ● 8:23 PM December 5, 2013
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New Civil Rights Movement contributor Clinton Fein, born in South Africa in 1964, shares his thoughts on today’s passing of Nelson Mandela.

Human Rights

Church Groups In San Antonio Fail To Put Non-Discrimination Ordinance On The Ballot

by Jay Morris ● 7:09 PM October 15, 2013
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Church groups in San Antonio have failed to put a non-discrimination statute — made famous by Elis Chan — before the voters, meaning equality in the Texas town is a little bit safer today.

Human Rights

A Russian Court Has Struck Down A Russian City’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:37 PM October 3, 2013
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A gay rights activist convicted of breaking a city law by “informing minors about homosexuality” has had her conviction overturned by a Russian court.

Human Rights

United Nations LGBT Meeting Issues ‘In Your Face Russia’ Declaration

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:55 PM September 27, 2013
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The United Nations held its highest level meeting ever to discuss LGBT violence and discrimination yesterday, and agreed to issue a joint declaration Russia may find insulting.

2014 Winter Olympics

Do Or Die Time For The 2014 Sochi Olympics

by Clinton Fein ● 7:00 AM August 9, 2013
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I plan to dedicate myself to making sure that any brand affiliated with Sochi Games suffer the consequences. What are you willing to do? Because switching cocktail brands is not going to cut it this time.

Human Rights

Should NBC Make Rachel Maddow Its Human Rights Correspondent For The Olympics?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM August 6, 2013
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Truth Wins Out is petitioning NBC to make Rachel Maddow its Human Rights Correspondent for the Sochi Olympics. But considering Russia’s new law criminalizing “gay propaganda” is that safe for Rachel?

Civil Rights

You Aren’t What You’re Force-Fed

by Clinton Fein ● 12:59 PM July 10, 2013
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Prisoners at GITMO are being force-fed. In this four-minute film, made by Human Rights organization Reprieve and director Asif Kapadia, U.S. actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), demonstrates what that’s like.

Human Rights

A Woman’s Abu Ghraib In Rick Perry’s Texas?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:11 AM June 18, 2013
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Two female Texas inmates have filed a federal lawsuit charging Live Oak County, Texas, with running a “rape camp” in the County Jail reminiscent of Abu Ghraib.