LGBT Activist Among Victims Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

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A gay rights activist and his friend have been hacked to death by suspected Islamist militants in an apartment in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. At least five attackers came to Xulhaz Mannan’s apartment posing as couriers and attacked him and his friend with sharp weapons. They also injured a security guard. Witnesses say the men shouted “Allahu Akbar” ((God …

Fired Teacher Not Alone As Gay Activists Push Back In St. Petersburg

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In November, Anastasia was a well-respected teacher giving music classes at a school for disabled children in St. Petersburg. By December, she was unemployed and battling a nervous breakdown, her teaching career in tatters. The young woman, who gives her name only as Anastasia, was fired from her job after being exposed as homosexual by an antigay activist. “I couldn’t …

Squeezed Out Gays From St. Petersburg

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Gay-rights activists in St. Petersburg say they have no intention of emigrating or going back into the closet despite claims by a Russian lawmaker that all gays have been “squeezed out” of the city. St. Petersburg’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has reacted with dismay to comments by local lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, who announced on September 2 that …