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Fleeing violence, gay refugee files appeal over denied asylum
Crime
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Crime
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Fleeing violence, gay refugee files appeal over denied asylum

The Tico Times - October 29, 2015

A gay Honduran HIV/AIDS activist who was denied refugee status in Costa Rica filed a constitutional appeal over his case on Wednesday. David Sequeiros from Honduras hoped…

Pope Francis prays at 9/11 Memorial after UN speech
Business
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Business
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Pope Francis prays at 9/11 Memorial after UN speech

Jean-Louis DE LA VAISSIERE and Jennie MATTHEW | AFP - September 25, 2015

Pope Francis on Friday made an emotional visit to the 9/11 Memorial in New York to lead prayers for peace after calling for a more humane global…

Few rules govern treatment of transgender prisoners in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Few rules govern treatment of transgender prisoners in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 7, 2015

Mónica Navarro pulls her long black hair behind her ear and lets it fall down her back where it stops just above her waist. Mascara gives her…

Panama bill calls for jail time for anti-gay hate crimes
Crime
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Crime
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Panama bill calls for jail time for anti-gay hate crimes

AFP - August 25, 2015

PANAMA CITY – Gay rights activists in Panama on Monday presented a bill to lawmakers that would make hate crimes against gays, lesbians and transsexuals illegal -- and…

Global
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Meet the White House’s first transgender staffer

Abby Ohlheiser | The Washington Post - August 18, 2015

https://twitter.com/OccupyWallStNYC/status/633734945073049600 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House has appointed its first openly transgender staff member. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has been hired as an outreach and recruitment director for…

Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill
Latin America
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Latin America
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Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill

The Tico Times - August 12, 2015

Casa Presidencial presented a bill Wednesday to legalize same-sex common-law marriages in Costa Rica. Supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights celebrated the announcement, even though…

Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel
Crime
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Crime
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Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel

Mike Smith | AFP - August 2, 2015

JERUSALEM – A teenager stabbed at a Gay Pride march died of her injuries Sunday as the attack and a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child put pressure…

Crime
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Gay Pride marchers stabbed in Jerusalem

AFP - July 30, 2015

https://twitter.com/Jerusalem_Post/status/626787224042864640 JERUSALEM – An assailant stabbed six people taking part in a Gay Pride march in central Jerusalem Thursday, seriously wounding two of them, Israeli police and health…

Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West
Global
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Global
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Gay rights in Eastern Europe: A new battleground for Russia and the West

Michael Birnbaum | The Washington Post - July 26, 2015

RIGA, Latvia — The first time this tiny Baltic nation held a gay pride march, the miniscule crowd was pelted with rotten eggs and bottles under the…

US Ambassador to Costa Rica: Embassy will remain at forefront of LGBT issues
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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US Ambassador to Costa Rica: Embassy will remain at forefront of LGBT issues

The Tico Times - July 1, 2015

The newly arrived U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, S. Fitzgerald Haney, said that the U.S. Embassy in San José would remain at the “forefront" of lesbian, gay,…

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