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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

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Mississippi: Lesbian couple threatened after appearing in documentary

Brandiilyne Dear and Susan Mangum just professed their love on national television in the Showtime documentary, "L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin." Shortly after the show aired on Aug. 8, they received an anonymous phone call.

Now the couple is on a mission to find out who he is.

"He said what he was going to do to me ... And he told me he was gonna show me what a real man was," Dear said.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

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Minnesota: Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights and to conduct sensitivity training.

18-year-old lesbian brutally killed in "corrective rape" in South Africa

Gift Makau was just 18 years old, a lesbian out to her family and well-known in her community for her skills on the soccer pitch.

Last week, her half-naked and brutalized body was found in Ventersdorp, a town in the North West Province in South Africa, not far from Johannesburg. She was yet another victim of the horrible practice known as "corrective rape" in which perpetrators wrong think that sex with the opposite gender can change a person's sexuality.

Could India's ruling party be changing mind about Section 377 law?

A prominent member of India's ruling party has signaled that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be shifting its opinion on the controversial Section 377 law that recriminalized homosexuality in the world's second most populated nation.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

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California: Man sues as doctor lists "homosexual behavior" as chronic condition

Matthew Moore, 46, of Los Angeles told NBC4 he is suing his doctor and a local healthcare organization because his medical records listed his sexual orientation as a chronic medical condition, a characterization he said was “painful” and discriminatory.

Lebanon launches police raids targeting gay men

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Lebanese police has launched a sting operation targeting gay men across the country making dozens of arrest.

The operation begun on Saturday with police arresting 27 men for alleged "gay sex" and "indecency" during a raid on Agha Hammam in the area of Hamra-Concord, Beirut.

Six have been released on Thursday while the 21 others have been transferred to Zahle's prison under the claims that there is no more space in Hbeish.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

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Sea change: Americans revising opinions on gays, poll finds

Americans are changing their minds about gays at a startling pace, driven by young people coming of age in a new era and by people of all ages increasingly familiar with gays and lesbians in their families and their lives, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

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Texas: Homophobia fueled "Texas Miracle," GOP ex-chair says

There are many plausible explanations for the so-called Texas Miracle, the state's decade-plus surge in economic and population growth. Job creators appreciate the low tax burden and light regulation. Workers like the low cost of living and lack of a state income tax. Heretofore unimagined quantities of oil and gas are being pumped out of the ground. Et cetera.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

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Minnesota: Ex-partner sought in shocking murder of executive

The ex-partner is the lone suspect in Monday's murder of Kelly Phillips, 48, a prominent figure in progressive politics in Minnesota who fought to bring gay marriage to the state.

In Uganda, Museveni and MPs appear at odds over anti-gay bill

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Since his return home from the U.S. summit of African nations in Washington DC, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni appears to have slightly changed his tune regarding the draconian anti-gay law that was declared illegal over a technicality. But his wishes appear to put him on a collision course with MPs who want to pass the law as soon as possible.

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