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Tue 26 Nov, 2013
By Robert Ingham

We’re talking about... a network that operates on a national level, violating human rights in every province

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Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.

Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.

Prop 8 to be made into a film

Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”

Rape and torture used as 'gay cures' in Ecuador

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A government investigation has revealed rape and torture are being used in secret, unregulated gay conversion clinics in Ecuador.

The government has reported the “therapies” range from electric shock treatment to submersion in ice-cold water.

It says lesbian patients are also raped, and two people died in clinics last year.

“We’re talking about a mafia, a network that operates on a national level, violating human rights in every province,” says Ecuador’s Health Minister Carina Vance Mafla, who is openly lesbian.

She is fighting to have the clinics shut down, and more than 500 Ecuadorian people have already been rescued from the clinics this year.


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