Health Survey: About 2 Percent Of Americans Are Gay Or Lesbian

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Latta, South Carolina Rallies For Fired Lesbian Police Chief Crystal Moore

Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore stands beside her police SUV on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Latta, S.C. Residents of Latta rallied around Moore after the mayor fired her and mentioned he didn’t like she was gay, even voting to strip the mayor of his power so Moore could get her job back. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

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Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker who was facing deportation will now be released

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A lesbian activist and asylum seeker who was due to be deported to Uganda from the UK, is to be released today.

Margret Nazziwa, fled Uganda in 2012 after experiencing persecution because of her sexual orientation. It’s claimed she was forced into a heterosexual marriage, was a victim of rape, and tortured by her community and the Ugandan authorities.

After having been detained in Yarls Wood Detention Centre in Bedfordshire, and having been told she would be deported on Sunday, today the Home Office told campaigners that her deportation would be “deferred”.

Shortly after PinkNews learned of the deferral, Ms Nazziwa heard that she would be released later today.

Speaking to PinkNews from Yarls Wood, Ms Nazziwa said: “I feel great and I am so happy. I am grateful and I would like to thank all the people who have been supporting me. I’m so happy that UKBA are releasing me, and that they have agreed to hear my case again.”

The African LGBTI Out & Proud Diamond Group held a protest outside the Home Office in Westminster, central London, from 1pm on Friday 10 July.

It said:

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Austria: No charges against man who sprayed acid at lesbian MEP at Pride parade

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A man who sprayed acid over an Austrian Green MP at a Pride parade will not face charges.

Ulrike Lunacek, who is the head of the Austrian Greens in the European Parliament, was sprayed with butyric acid while giving an interview at the Rainbow Parade in Vienna last month.

Lanacek, who is the country’s first openly gay MEP, miraculously escaped unharmed from the incident, though over

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Home Office protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker

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A protest is due to take place outside the Home Office for a lesbian asylum seeker who is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.

Campaigners say Margret Nazziwa fled Uganda in 2012 after experiencing persecution because of her sexual orientation.

It’s claimed she was forced into a heterosexual marriage, was a victim of rape, and tortured by her community and the Ugandan authorities.

Ms Nazziwais, an LGBT activist, is currently being held at the Yarls Wood Detention Centre in Bedfordshire.

She is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday 13 July at 8pm.

The African LGBTI Out & Proud Diamond Group has called for a protest to take place outside the Home Office in Westminster, central London, from 1pm on Friday 10 July.

It said:

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