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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.

Civil Rights

Russia Slams Europe For Pushing ‘Alien View Of Homosexuality And Same-Sex Marriage’ As Normal

by David Badash ● 9:10 AM January 16, 2014
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Russia’s foreign ministry is attacking the European Union (EU) for what it claims are human rights abuses and for exporting an “aggressive homosexual propaganda” to other countries.

Bigotry Watch

Macy’s Slapped With Subpoena After Failing To Submit To NYC Racial Profiling Investigation

by David Badash ● 4:08 PM December 3, 2013
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October’s racial profiling stories that turned into a series of “shopping while Black” exposés highlighted the ugly racism that still runs rampant in New York City.

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

Exclusive: Russian Journalist Oleg Kashin On Putin And A Boycott of Sochi Olympics

by Tanya Domi ● 6:15 PM August 19, 2013
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In this exclusive interview, well-known Russian journalist Oleg Kashin, who was nearly beaten to death in 2010, talks with The New Civil Rights Movement about Vladimir Putin’s revenge against the West and a potential boycott of the Sochi Games.

Bigotry Watch

You’ll Have No Idea How Much Some Russians Hate Gays Until You Watch This

by David Badash ● 3:50 PM August 2, 2013
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Today in St. Petersburg, Russia, a group of about a dozen Russians, apparently drunk former soldiers celebrating the annual Russian Airborne Troops Day, attacked a young LGBT activist.

News

LGBT Ally Chris Kluwe: ‘Speaking Out On Human Rights Has A Chance Of Getting You Cut’

by David Badash ● 10:43 AM April 29, 2013
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NFL Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he’s concerned that he is at risk for being cut from the Vikings for his LGBT activism.

News

UPDATE: Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci Condemns Attacks on Kosovo 2.0 and LGBT

by Tanya Domi ● 8:58 AM December 18, 2012
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Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci issues statement on the attacks on Kosovo 2.0 and reaffirms non-discrimination based upon sexual orientation

Human Rights

Prishtina Youth Summit Stands in Solidarity with Kosovo 2.0

by Tanya Domi ● 1:09 PM December 16, 2012
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More than 150 young people attending the Prishtina Youth Summit 2012 that had gathered human rights and democratic activists from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, came out in force by standing in solidarity with the staff of the Kosovo 2.0 magazine waving signs “Kosovo 2.0″ and “Human Rights” last night at the “New Born” [...]

News

UN Secretary-General Makes Extraordinary Statement In Support Of LGBT People

by David Badash ● 8:05 PM December 11, 2012
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“I am here to again denounce violence and demand action for true equality,” Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, said today.

History

Hillary Clinton Congratulates GLIFAA On Its Historic 20th Anniversary

by Tanya Domi ● 3:28 PM November 29, 2012
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a thoughtful and heartfelt speech at the 20th anniversary celebration for the State Department’s Gay and Lesbian Affinity group.

News

Uganda’s Kill The Gays Bill Passes Committee Vote, Moves Forward

by David Badash ● 4:07 PM November 23, 2012
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Uganda’s infamous “Kill The Gays” bill has been voted upon and passed through the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the Ugandan Parliament.

News

Read: Human Rights Groups Ask Paul Ryan To Not Attend Hate Group Conference

by David Badash ● 10:49 AM September 11, 2012
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Seven human rights groups, including GLAAD and HRC, have sent a letter to Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, and other top politicos, asking them to not attend the Values Voters Summit.

Actions

FOIA Request: NOM’s Robert George, Gay Basher And US Government Official

by Scott Rose ● 2:17 PM August 20, 2012
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The New Civil Rights Movement’s Scott Rose today made a Freedom of Information Act Request regarding Robert P. George to the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).