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homophobia

Homophobia still lurks at every turn. While it may be tempting to laugh off antigay bigots like Kim Davis, Pat Robertson, and Michele Bachmann, it's important to remember that some homophobes are extremely dangerous and have far-reaching power. Zimbabwe's aging dictator, Robert Mugabe, said gay people are “worse than pigs and dogs.” Ronald Reagan ignored the AIDS epidemic throughout the entirety of his presidency, neglecting to even speak about it until 1987, after thousands had died. And while Russian president Vladimir Putin may not have personally ordered neo-Nazi groups to hunt and torture LGBT Russians, his so-called "anti-propaganda" laws have created an extremely hostile environment for queer people living there. All over the world, homophobia continues to breed hate and antigay violence.

Outsports' Cyd Zeigler shared the photo after the tragic shooting in Orlando last month, and a local educator called the touching embrace "sick."

July 22 2016 9:47 AM

The largely permissive and forward-thinking Israeli military was harshly criticized by a religious rabbi who trains senior officers.

July 18 2016 5:46 PM

A continued rash of extreme violence against gay and trans people leaves many wondering about the government's next steps.

July 05 2016 2:35 PM

The story highlights how much hate the LGBTQ+ community faces, not only from armed killers, but from family members as well.

June 28 2016 11:14 AM

After the Orlando massacre, popular Armenian yoga blogger Armen Menechyan penned a heartfelt confessional.

June 21 2016 1:39 PM

The artful and inspiring counter-protest serves a vital purpose: allowing mourners to grieve in peace and privacy.

June 20 2016 3:33 PM

Considered a form of torture, these methods are still being used for legal discrimination in homophobic countries.

June 16 2016 4:47 PM
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