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LGBT human rights: freedom or infringement in Kazakhstan?

Article 19, the UK's human rights organization proposed introducing a concept of an anti-LGBT crime to the Kazakhstani Criminal Code.

LGBT human rights: freedom or infringement in Kazakhstan?
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IOC introduces reforms: from diminishing costs to anti-sexual discrimination

The IOC introduced reforms for the next Olympics Games. Kazakhstan is bidding to host the 2022 Olympics so it can be affected as well.

IOC introduces reforms: from diminishing costs to anti-sexual discrimination
Scandalous poster ©Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan
Gay smooch ad creators lose in court; situation of sexual minorities in Kazakhstan in spotlight

Creators of the scandalous poster depicting a smooch between Kazakh composer and Russian poet of 19 century have lost the appeal in court on grounds of "acceptable morality and behaviour". What is for sexual minorities in Kazakhstan?

Gay smooch ad creators lose in court; situation of sexual minorities in Kazakhstan in spotlight
"Homosexualism, a threat to the nation" the poster says.
Kazakhstan looks to ban gay 'propaganda' and identify gays by searching for degeneratism in their DNA

Kazakhstan activists urged the Kazakh Parliament to ban gay propaganda and prohibit the people known to be gay from holding public offices and serving in the army.

Kazakhstan looks to ban gay 'propaganda' and identify gays by searching for degeneratism in their DNA
Sao Paulo gay march urges action on homophobia
Sao Paulo gay march urges action on homophobia

Revelers thronged central Sao Paulo for the city's annual gay pride parade Sunday amid calls to criminalize homophobic behavior.

Sao Paulo gay march urges action on homophobia
Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"
Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"

Brazil's branch of Amnesty International on Sunday held a rally in Rio to protest what it termed Russia's "homophobia".

Amnesty Brazil blasts Russian "homophobia"
Same-sex ban 'legalises' homophobic violence: gay Nigerians
Same-sex ban 'legalises' homophobic violence: gay Nigerians

Gay activists on Tuesday vowed to fight the Nigerian government after the country outlawed same-sex unions, warning the act legitimised homophobic violence and increased fears of persecution.

Same-sex ban 'legalises' homophobic violence: gay Nigerians
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'Gay' Christmas lights spark Rome row

The gay rainbow-flag theme for the Christmas lights on Rome's main shopping street that were switched on Friday have sparked an unholy row in the Eternal City.

'Gay' Christmas lights spark Rome row
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Miss Universe host slams Russia for 'demonising' gays

US television host Thomas Roberts, who is in Moscow to present Miss Universe contest and is openly gay, has condemned Russia's homophobic legislation in what he called dark times for the country.

Miss Universe host slams Russia for 'demonising' gays
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Kazakhstan MP suggest adopting anti-gay law

Kazakhstan’s Parliament deputy Bakhytbek Smagul has suggested drafting a law to ban same-sex relations.

Kazakhstan MP suggest adopting anti-gay law
'No place' for sexism in Australia: PM Rudd
'No place' for sexism in Australia: PM Rudd

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday said there was "no place" for sexism, racism or homophobia in Australia as election rival Tony Abbott laughed off his touting of a candidate's sex appeal.

'No place' for sexism in Australia: PM Rudd

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