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Sex Video Behind Gay Crackdown in South Korean Military?

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Advocacy groups in South Korea claim military officials are trying to weed out gay soldiers after a sex video of two male servicemembers appeared on the internet earlier this year. Gay and bisexual men are allowed to serve in South Korea’s military, but …

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New ‘Google Home’ Ad Features Gay Dads: WATCH

This post originally published by Towleroad. In the latest Google Home ad showing off the device’s new ability to support multiple users, Google chose to also support gay families. The 33-second ad, posted on YouTube Thursday, shows a gay couple, Ross and Alex, asking Google Home what their respective days look like. …

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53 Men Arrested in Nigeria for Attending 'Gay Wedding'

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Authorities in fiercely antigay Nigeria arrested 53 men for attending an unofficial same-sex wedding, though the accused’s lawyers say they were actually at a birthday party. Homosexuality, including LGBT events and organizations, has been banned in the central African nation since 2014 and …

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Aaron Hernandez’s Hidden Bisexuality Fueled Murder: Sources

This post originally published by Towleroad. On April 19, sometime before 3 a.m., Aaron Hernandez, the former star New England Patriots tight end, scrawled three notes—one to his fiancé, the mother of his little girl, one to that daughter and a third to his close prison friend—and placed them next …

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I Underwent Genital Mutilation As a Child—Right Here in the United States

This post originally published by MotherJones. The Dawoodi Bohra sect (women pictured above in Mumbai, India) has an estimated following of 1.2 million around the world, with thriving outposts across America. The community has a longstanding tradition of circumcising girls, known as khatna. Rafiq Maqbool/AP Last week, an Indian-American doctor …

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Horrific Accounts of Gay Chechnya Survivors are Shared in New Video: WATCH

This post originally published by Towleroad.   Human Rights First created a video in partnership with with RUSA LGBT—The Russian Speaking American LGBT Association, featuring personal accounts from survivors of the gay camps in Chechnya. “The video features stories from survivors of the Chechen camps who have made it out to safety. …

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