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International Jamaica Woman Brings Attention To Rapes Targeting Lesbians

When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian. "The first policewoman I spoke to told me I should leave this lifestyle and go back to church," Jackson recalled of the 2009 attack, shaking her head in frustration. It is an attitude all too common on the island, where gay rights activists say homosexuals suffer pervasive discrimination and occasional attacks. Activists say some LGBT people have even been the victims of brutal sexual assaults intended to force them into becoming heterosexual or punish them for not fitting societal norms. READ MORE.

Michigan Annual Day Of Silence

On April 17, students from around the world will remain silent for all or part of the school day to bring attention to the name-calling, discrimination, bullying and harassment experienced by LGBT youth. READ MORE.

National In Wake Of Murder, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) stands in solidarity Dec. 17, with sex workers and their allies to commemorate the 11th annual International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers. Dec. 6th marked the 12th case of a transgender woman of color found murdered since the NCAVP started counting in June. READ MORE.

International Chinese Gay Dating App Grows To 15 Million Users

BEIJING (AP) - By day, Ma Baoli was a high-ranking officer in a seaside city police force. By night, he ran a website for gay people to share experiences and on which he spoke under a pseudonym about the pressure he faced as a homosexual. READ MORE.

Scores Of Russian Gays Seeking Asylum In US

NEW YORK (AP) - Had he stayed in Russia, Andrew Mironov would be settling in to a stable job with an oil company, likely with a newly awarded doctoral degree in electrical engineering. READ MORE.

Indian LGBTs March For Their Rights

NEW DELHI (AP) - Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Sunday to demand an end to discrimination against gays in India's deeply conservative society. READ MORE.

Special Section: Pride Guide
Divas Galore: Latrice Royale To Bring Pride To Chene Park

She is large and in charge, chunky yet funky. Yes, the one and only Latrice "Mother Fucking" Royale is coming to town. The drag diva - and "RuPaul's Drag Race" favorite - will be hosting the King & Queens Ball at Chene Park on June 6.

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