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Last Thursday, Aug. 4, in the midst of the "Mr. and Ms. Pride" event of Pride Uganda 2016, police raided Venom nightclub and arrested at least 15 attendees, including two prominent international Ugandan LGBTI rights activists: Frank Mugisha, executive director, and Pepe Julian Onziema, program and advocacy director, of Sexual Minorities Uganda. READ MORE.
Ugandan police last week arrested about 20 people attending a gay pride event at a nightclub in the capital, Kampala. They were questioned and released hours later, although some said they had been assaulted by police officers. READ MORE.
The United Nations Human Rights Council announced the creation of the first-ever UN position dedicated to combating violence and discrimination against LGBTQ people worldwide today. The effort to establish the independent expert post was led by the council's Latin American member countries, and supported by more than 620 non-governmental organizations from 151 countries around the world. READ MORE.
JERUSALEM (AP) - A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years. READ MORE.
REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) - The Islamic State group, which on Monday called the Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen one of the soldiers of the caliphate in America,' has a history of targeting gays with brutal public killings. READ MORE.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Police in Bangladesh said Sunday that they have arrested a suspected Muslim militant for his alleged involvement in the killing last month of a gay rights activist and his friend in the capital. READ MORE.
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