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Gay conversion therapy in China includes electroshock and hypnosis

A gay man in China is suing a psychological clinic for using electric shocks and hypnosis in an effort to make him straight.

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First openly gay governor in the US takes office—briefly

Toni Atkins briefly became California's only openly gay governor today, filling in for Jerry Brown while he's traveling out of state.

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Going underground with Jamaica's "gully queens"

A new documentary from VICE News explores life for Jamaica's "gully queens"—transgender women and gay men forced to live in the country's sewer.

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Op/Ed

The CDC says 2% of US population is gay. I don't buy it.

Last week the CDC released a statement that 2% of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. That statistic feels inaccurate. Here's why.

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Vice President Joe Biden: "Inhumanity is inhumanity is inhumanity"

Vice President Joe Biden recently spoke during a reception in the Vice Presidential Mansion at the Naval Observatory addressing President Obama’s decision to direct US diplomacy and foreign assistant to promote global recognition of rights for LGBT people.

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Playing at the Sonoma International Film Festival: “I’m Obsessed With You: (But You’ve Got To Leave Me Alone)”

“I’m Obsessed With You (But You’ve Got To Leave Me Alone)” is an ensemble feature comedy about four collegiate comedians and one magnetic movie star the day before graduation on a rural college Liberal Arts campus.

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Pussy Riot highlights abuse in Russia with most recent music video

Russian punk rockers and LGBT art-activist group Pussy Riot have released a new video called "Putin Will Teach You How to Love the Motherland."

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Russia’s Constitutional Court to review anti-gay law

On February 18, Russia’s Constitutional Court agreed to review the nation’s controversial anti-gay law banning “promotion” of homosexuality, to determine if it violates rights of freedom of expression, freedom of thought, and protection from discrimination.

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Study finds LGBT people are more likely to be homeless, despite stereotypes

2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the US “war on poverty” started by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964; the LGBT demographic is only just beginning to be studied, but what little data is available shows that compared to the general population, the LGBT community has a notably higher rate of poverty—and homelessness.

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