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#FollowFriday, Aug. 3: You Should Be Following These 5 Artists, Athletes and Activists

This weke’s #FollowFriday will introduce you to an inspiring athlete, a Palestinian fashionista and an angelic troublemaker from Nigeria

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World
Nigerian Police Arrest 42 Men for Homosexuality During Weekend Hotel Raid

Nigerian police conducted an arrest of 42 men for homosexuality this weekend, though there are conflicting reports about what the men were doing

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News
Chechnya is Just 1 of 3 Countries Currently Arresting Gay People En Masse

While Chechnya has reportedly conducted the anti-gay arrest and torture of over 100 suspected homosexuals, Iran and Nigeria are doing group arrests as well.

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News
In Nigeria, the Queer Community Is Fighting Exorcism and Conversion Therapy

The LGBTI community of Nigeria are fighting rampant stigma in their religion, along with the dangers of conversion therapy

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Nigerian Comedian Releases Viral Video of Anti-Gay Sexual Assault

Nigerian comedian Ogusbaba has planned a tour in Europe and America, but he won’t find a warm reception after his latest sketch portrays rape for laughs.

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Politics
WTF?! ACT UP Fined In France For Calling Homophobes “Homophobes”

The activist group ACT UP was fined the equivalent of $854 by the Court of Appeals in France. Their crime? Hanging posters calling anti-queer group La Manif Pour Tous (The Strike For All) homophobes. If anything, you’d think a homophobic group would embrace that label. That and more in your monthly[…]

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World
Former Nigerian President Speaks Out For Marriage Equality

Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan speaks out against an act that would not only ban marriage equality, but make same-sex affection punishable with a decade in prison.

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Health
Apple May Expand In India, Where Homosexuality Is Outlawed

This this month’s roundup of homophobia from around the world, we look at whether or not companies have a responsibility to not do business in countries that outlaw being queer.

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Health
Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Laws Keep Men From Seeking Help With HIV

Nigeria’s anti-gay laws, combined with institutional homophobia and misconceptions about HIV are keeping men from getting the help they need.

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Art
10 Ways Companies and World Governments Are Supporting LGBT Culture

In March alone, governments and organizations from Europe, Africa and Asia did things to combat HIV and raise prominent LGBT activists and artists.

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