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Evangelical pastor Rick Warren

Rick Warren Hopes to Expand Ministry in Africa

INTERNATIONAL | By Corinne Chin | Aug 18
The American evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who visited Rwanda this week, told The Associated Press that he hopes to expand his ministry to East Africa.

John Baptist Odama

Ugandan Archbishop Stands Up For LGBT People

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 18
An archbishop in Uganda is speaking up for LGBT people as the country enters the next chapter with its highly controversial anti-gay law.

The Magistrate in Ventersdorp

Lesbian Teen Raped and Murdered in South Africa

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 18
A lesbian teen is dead after being raped and strangled by a 24-year-old man in South Africa.

Local staff and healthcare workers for Doctors Without Borders, wear Ebola protection equipment in Liberia.

Ebola Health Workers Battle Death, Heat, Rumors

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Aug 18
Rumors are rife that Western aid workers are importing Ebola, stealing bodies or even deliberately infecting patients. Winning trust is made harder by a full suit of hood, goggles, mask and gown that hides their faces.

Maxim Martsinkevich

Anti-Gay Neo-Nazi Russian Leader Sentenced to 5 Years

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 18
The head of the Russian-based anti-gay/neo-Nazi vigilante group "Occupy Pedophilia," which reportedly abused LGBT youth after luring them via social media, was sentenced Friday to five years in a Russian penal colony.

Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity.

Ugandan Gays Who Fled to Kenya Still Feel Danger

INTERNATIONAL | By Connie Chin | Aug 18
When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory. But not gay Ugandans who fled persecution to live in a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya.

Lee Yong-soo

Elderly Ex-Sex Slaves Want Solace, Help From Pope

INTERNATIONAL | By Jung-Yoon Choi | Aug 17
Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during World War II.

IGLHRC Executive Director Jessica Stern

IGLHRC Brings You The Truth About Uganda and LGBT Strife Around The Globe

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 16
IGLHRC's presence on the ground in Uganda and its delivery of the facts behind LGBT headlines worldwide have been constant and reliable as it approaches its 25th anniversary.

British singer Cliff Richard

UK Police Search Singer Cliff Richard's House

INTERNATIONAL | By Sylvia Hui | Aug 15
British police on Thursday searched a house belonging to veteran rock star Cliff Richard in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980s.

Two UK Men Found Guilty of Blackmailing Gay Men on Grindr

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 15
Two men from the United Kingdom, who were accused of blackmailing gay men on the gay hookup app Grindr, have been found guilty of their crimes and will be heading to prison.