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South Africa

Discrimination

African Newspaper Publishes Same-Sex Wedding Photo On Front Page

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:00 AM February 26, 2014
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“We chose the picture for the front page because it was aesthetically pleasing and depicted absolute joy.” – Weekend Post Editor Fredlin Adriaan

News

So, What Happened To The PR Exec Who Tweeted White People Can’t Get AIDS?

by David Badash ● 5:32 PM December 21, 2013
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Justine Sacco sent a horrific tweet from London just before boarding a plane to Cape Town, South Africa yesterday. By the time her flight was over, so was her career.

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.

News

LGBT Organizations Mourn Passing Of Nelson Mandela: He ‘United A Rainbow Nation’

by David Badash ● 7:29 PM December 5, 2013
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Nelson Mandela had a strong, positive impact on LGBT civil rights. His passing today is a loss for all communities around the world. LGBT civil rights organizations issued the following statements on the late South African President’s passing.

News

Breaking: Nelson Mandela, Former President Of South Africa, Dies At 95

by David Badash ● 5:01 PM December 5, 2013
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Nelson Mandela, an internationally beloved anti-apartheid, freedom, and equal civil rights activist who became the first black South African to serve as his nation’s President, has died after a series of lengthy illnesses.

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.

International

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

by Tanya Domi ● 5:55 PM June 23, 2013
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Nelson Mandela, the first African President of South Africa, is in critical condition in a hospital in his ancestral home in Pretoria Nelson Mandela,  the anti-apartheid leader of a revolutionary movement in South Africa that resisted through any means, the oppression of the apartheid system, a definatively cruel system of racial segregation–and went on to [...]

2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes?

Gay Olympians Daily Schedule of Events – Saturday, August 11, 2012

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:30 PM August 10, 2012
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During the Olympics, The New Civil Rights Movement will publish a schedule of all events in which gay athletes are expected to participate. Here is Saturday August 11th.

International

Exclusive LGBT Pride Interview with Tara Sonenshine, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy

by Tanya Domi ● 9:00 AM June 26, 2012
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Tara D. Sonenshine, the new Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs outlines in this exclusive interview with the New Civil Rights Movement, dozens of ways U.S. foreign policy is advanced on behalf of LGBT persons around the world.    Under Secretary of State Tara D. Sonenshine, who is the chief of [...]

Hate Crimes

23-Year Old Beheaded In Anti-Gay Hate Crime Murder In South Africa

by David Badash ● 12:46 PM June 13, 2012
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Thapelo Makutle, who was crowned Miss Gay Kuruman, was 23-years old, transgender, and a gay man. He was beheaded in his home town of Kuruman, South Africa Friday.

Bigotry Watch

AFA: HIV To AIDS Link A “Scam” And People With AIDS “Reap What They Sow”

by David Badash ● 8:04 PM January 18, 2012
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AFA’s Bryan Fischer today called the scientifically-proven HIV to AIDS link a “hoax,” a “scam,” and said that people with AIDS “reap what they sow.”

Analysis

The New Civil Rights Movement’s Top 10 International LGBT Stories of 2011

by Tanya Domi ● 12:47 PM December 30, 2011
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2011 began with the murder of Ugandan David Kato, saw gay pride parades violently disrupted, but also offered promising news from Clinton, Obama, the UN, and the UK.

Analysis

Week in Review: UN Issues Historic Report on LGBT Rights, CDC Reports Epidemic of Violence Against American Women

by Tanya Domi ● 7:03 PM December 18, 2011
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The United Nations takes historical steps in support of LGBT human rights, the Centers for Disease Control reports epidemic sexual and intimate partner violence toward American women and LGBT aging focus of the Obama Administration.

Analysis

U.N. Report: Being Gay Illegal In 76 Countries, Anti-LGBT Violence Widespread

by Tanya Domi ● 5:14 PM December 16, 2011
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The first formal United Nations report on LGBT human rights finds LGBT persons face criminal punishment in 76 countries & risk capital punishment in five countries.