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From Bangladesh to Brooklyn: An LGBT Activist's Story

Randal Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Randal Mason

When I ask Shakhawat Hossain if it's true that he's the first openly gay Bangladeshi, he quietly demurs. "Lately more Bangladeshis are coming out to their families, and they're a lot more courageous than me."

Beyond Russia: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights Around the World

Randal Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Randal Mason

The issue of anti-LGBT violence in Russia has become a cause célèbre over the last several months, in part due to the approaching Winter Olympics in Sochi, but homophobic and transphobic violence are problems in every region of the world, including in the United States.

It's Not Gay Rights; It's Human Rights: Clinton Breaks Down the Wall

Sandip Roy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandip Roy

Clinton showed in her speech that ultimately there must be a line in the sand before it turns into the quicksand of cultural relativism. Some things are just not negotiable. Otherwise, you slowly strip the "universal" out of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

United Nations: First Gay Rights Declaration Wins Much Support, United States Opposes It

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Alone among major Western nations, the United States has refused to sign a declaration presented Thursday at the United Nations...

The U.S. Goes Global With its Anti-Gayness

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

You'd think the U.S. would have no trouble putting its John Hancock on something that would mock the backward nature of those "funny" little nations that aren't as forward thinking as we are. Problem is, we'd be mocking ourselves.