Kenya High Court sharply criticized for upholding sodomy law

By : Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Activists in Kenya have sharply criticized their country’s High Court over its ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a colonial-era sodomy law.

The New York Times reported activists were inside the courtroom in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on May 24 when a three-judge panel issued their ruling.

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Lawyer seeking Pinellas-Pasco judgeship reiterates anti-LGBTQ views

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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TAMPA | Pinellas-Pasco circuit judgeship candidate Donald McBath is standing by his anti-LGBTQ and anti-Muslim commentary ahead of Aug. 28’s primary election.

“If the homosexual continues committing that sin of sodomy, his soul faces ETERNAL damnation,” McBath shared via Facebook Feb. 25, as reported by the Tampa Bay Times May 30. “Abstain, if you really have that mental illness. It’s not love.”

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Report: Iranian police arrest more than 30 men for ‘sodomy’

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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More than 30 men in the Iranian province of Isfahan have reportedly been arrested because of their sexual orientation.

The Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees, a Toronto-based organization that helps Iranians who have fled their homeland because of anti-LGBT persecution seek asylum in Canada and other countries, in an email to supporters said police raided a private party in Bahadoran at around 8:30 p.m. local time on April 13.

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