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British Government Tells Gay Afghan Refugees to ‘Act Straight’ Before Deporting Them

Deported gay Afghan refugees are being told to “act straight” before being deported to their home country, where homosexuality is still illegal

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Film
Understand Donald Trump With These 5 BBC Documentaries by Adam Curtis

If you’re trying to figure out just what Donald Trump’s going to do next, these documentaries by the BBC’s Adam Curtis may hold the answer

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Politics
The UK Refuses To Pardon Men Convicted of Homosexuality

The Turing Law, which would issue a blanket pardon to all men convicted of homosexuality in the United Kingdom was shot down in Parliament.

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Celebrities
WTF?! Jazz Jennings Told To Kill Herself On Call-In Show

A grown man called a radio show to tell Jazz Jennings, a 15-year-old girl, to kill herself. This is the world in which we live.

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Music
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Stop Believin’!

Don’t let the fact that Andy Towle thinks that these soldiers may be British distract your from my clever headline. Tommy, Reny, Gibbo (Mmm…Gibbo) and the rest of the smoking hot fellas in fatigues stationed out in Afghanistan don’t let a little thing like war come between them and their[…]

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‘A Remarkable Man’: Gay Solider’s Parents Fight Gay Marriage Ban

In an incredibly moving display of support, the parents of dead solider Andrew Wilfahrt are standing up for complete civil rights for the gay community in America. Andrew Wilfahrt died in Afghanistan at the age of 31 and is believed to be the first gay US solider to die in[…]

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World
Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

From CNN: (CNN) — Osama bin Laden is dead, sources told CNN Sunday night.   Congressional and administration sources say U.S. officials have the body of bin Laden, who was reportedly killed in Afghanistan. The details around his death were not immediately available. U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to[…]

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Politics
Soldiers Dying in the Closet as They Wait for DADT Repeal

Today marks 100 days since Obama signed the bill finally repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. And yet, the policy is still in place. The White House and Pentagon have not certified repeal, and the tentative timetable put in place by the military has yet to be rolled out. In the[…]

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