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Constitutional Court Judge Edwin Cameron

Openly Gay Judge On Top South African Court Talks of Sexuality, State of the Nation

INTERNATIONAL | By Christopher Torchia | Apr 6
An openly gay judge on South Africa’s Constitutional Court recently hosted a launch for his new book in the foyer of the court, a symbol-laden structure partly built with exposed brick from the apartheid-era prison that once stood on the same hilltop.

Get Rich Quick Scheme Backfires: Malawi Man Loses Penis to Hyena

A get rich quick scheme backfired when a Malawi man following the instructions of a witch doctor who promised him wealth lost three toes and his penis to a hungry hyena.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera participate in a joint news conference at the Japanese Ministry of Defense headquarters Sunday April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Secretary Hagel announced that the U.S. is planning to forward-deploy two additional AEGIS ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017.

US Sending 2 Warships To Japan To Counter North Korea

INTERNATIONAL | By Lolita C Baldor | Apr 6
The US delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

To Russia With Love: Pat Buchanan Continues Bromance with Putin

INTERNATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 4
While world leaders are decrying Russian President Vladmir Putin for his country’s crackdown on gay rights and recent annexation of Crimea, conservative pundit and former GOP presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan seems to have nothing but praise.

Clayton Pettet

Brit Art Student’s ’Virginity Losing’ Art Show an April Fool’s Hoax

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 4
A 19-year-old gay art student’s performance to lose his virginity on stage in a London art show turns out to be an elaborate April Fool’s hoax.

Uganda: Police Raid US Project that Assisted Gays

INTERNATIONAL | By Rodney Muhumuza | Apr 4
A Ugandan government spokesman says police have raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals.

Christian Preacher Wins Lawsuit Wrongful Arrest

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
A Christian street preacher won over $21,600 after a three-year battle against the Greater Manchester Police, whom he said wrongfully imprisoned him for 19 hours after he allegedly harassed two gay teens via reading scripture.

Ezekia Wenje

Will Another Anti-Gay Law Come to Tanzania?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 1
Although Tanzania already has an anti-gay law that sentences those found guilty of homosexuality activity to 20 years to life in prison, a member of the East Africa country’s parliament is drafting a new bill that would go further.

Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea

Guinea Reports Ebola Death Toll Rises to 78

INTERNATIONAL | By Boubacar Diallo and Krista Larson | Apr 1
Health authorities in Guinea are facing an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, an international aid group warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78.

A cemetery sculpture sits on a historic grave site near to the new designed part of the Georgen Parochial Cemetery in central district Mitte of Berlin.

Lesbian-Only Cemetery Being Inaugurated in Berlin

INTERNATIONAL | By Kirsten Grieshaber | Apr 1
A new burial area for lesbians only is being inaugurated in a two-century-old cemetery in the German capital this weekend.