The browser or device you are using is out of date. It has known security flaws and a limited feature set. You will not see all the features of some websites. Please update your browser. A list of the most popular browsers can be found below. A group of people armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their neighborhood of gays, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja, human rights activists said Saturday.
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Russia has experienced an upsurge in homophobic vigilantism following the introduction of legislation outlawing "homosexual propaganda" in June, gay and lesbian groups say. The new laws, which have cast a shadow over the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi early next year, ban the promotion of "non-traditional sexual relations" among minors. Activists say the legislation has emboldened rightwing groups who use social media to "ambush" gay people, luring them to meetings and then humiliating them on camera — sometimes pouring urine on them. These groups often act against gay teenagers, several of whom told the Guardian that rising homophobia and vigilante activity force them to lead lives of secrecy. The Russian LGBT Network said the harassment of gay people was being organised nationally for the first time through groups known as Occupy Gerontophilia and Occupy Paedophilia, who claim to be trying to "reform" homosexuals. Igor Kochetkov, the head of the network, said Occupy Paedophilia — which focuses on gay adults — had uploaded hundreds of videos and garnered hundreds of thousands views on social media sites. Occupy Gerontophilia, which focuses on teenagers, had uploaded dozens of videos to the social network VKontakte before its page, which had , subscribers, was shut down for invading the privacy of minors.
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Born-again singer Anita Bryant campaigns to overturn an anti-discrimination law protecting gay men and lesbians in Dade County, Fla. Inspired by her victory, Bryant founds the first national anti-gay group, Save Our Children, drawing unprecedented attention to gay issues and motivating gay groups to organize in response. Focus will move to Colorado Springs, Colo.
New research suggests violence against the LGBT community is still supported across several cultures. An international study into honour abuse has found that anti-gay violence is still very much endorsed around the world. Specifically, it was found that men in countries where an honour culture exists are more likely to approve of anti-gay violence. An honour culture is when a person feels obliged to defend his or her reputation and is willing to use force to do so.