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Ticket to heaven: activists pluck LGBT people from danger

Ticket to heaven: activists pluck LGBT people from danger | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Homosexuality is outlawed in more than 70 nations and punishable with death in eight, including Iran, Sudan and Saudi Arabia

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“Act of God”: On Toronto’s HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s

“Act of God”: On Toronto’s HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Queer Love Story, a new release from UBC Press, chronicles 15 years of correspondence between gay novelist Jane Rule and The Body Politic editor Rick Bébout. Below is an excerpt from the book, a back-and-forth between Jane and Rick as the pair work on an essay for The Body Politic as the HIV/AIDS crisis was bubbling in Toronto.

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This group is secretly helping LGBT Chechens escape a "gay purge"

This group is secretly helping LGBT Chechens escape a "gay purge" | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Reports that gay men in Chechnya were being rounded up and tortured in prison camps there first emerged this past April. One St. Petersburg group stepped up to help, communicating with survivors through social media and a secret hotline to  get LGBT Chechens to safety. So far, more than […]

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Excluding police from Pride parade is a big blow to equality

Excluding police from Pride parade is a big blow to equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
“It is difficult for me to understand what gives Black Lives Matter the right to command obedience from Pride parade organizers as to who may participate,” writes Shirley Bush of Toronto. “The whole basis of Pride is openness, inclusion and fairness.”
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