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Senator calls for special envoy for LGBT rights

Senator calls for special envoy for LGBT rights

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced a bill that would create a special US envoy for LGBT rights abroad. J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: The bill, titled “The International Human Rights Defense Act,” was formally introduced in the Senate on Thursday along with more than 20 co-sponsors, all Democrats. “For the United States to hold [...]

Report documents high levels of anti-gay violence

On May 28 the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its annual report documenting the high level of hate violence experienced by LGBTQ and HIV-affected persons in the United States in 2013.  The report, Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in [...]

Two more anti-gay hate crimes hit NYC

Two more anti-gay hate crimes hit NYC

ABC7 last night took a look at anti-gay hate crimes in NYC after two more, one against a nightlife promoter in NYC's East Village and one against a couple in Soho, were reported. CBS2 spoke with that nightlife promoter, Dan Contarino, about the attack that sent him to the hospital. Contarino's attacker, has been arrested. ABC7 has [...]

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