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Japan Mourns Kenji Goto as Caring and Courageous Reporter

By Yuri Kageyama | Feb 1
Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.

Gay-Murdering ISIS Penal Code Includes Stoning, Crucifixion

By Rhuaridh Marr | Jan 31
The full penal code, The Independent reports, includes brutal punishments including lashings, cutting off hands and legs for theft, exile for unmarried adulterers and death sentences which include crucifixion and stoning.

Brazil's Largest City to Pay Trans Youth to Complete Education

Jan 30
Brazil's largest city hopes to encourage transvestites and transsexual youth to return to school and finish their educations by offering them monthly payments.

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty in Gambia Coup Attempt

By Amy Forliti | Jan 30
A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.

Sen. Markey & Rep. Lowenthal Introduce Legislation Affirming U.S. Commitment to International LGBT Rights

By EDGE | Jan 29
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) introduced bicameral legislation to affirm that LGBT human rights are a foreign policy priority for the U.S. government.

Chilean Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Civil Unions

Jan 29
Chilean lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples.

SPLC Calls on GOP to Cancel Hate Group-Sponsored Trip to Israel

By EDGE | Jan 29
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and some 60 RNC members have RSVP'd for a nine-day tour of Israel paid for by the SPLC designated anti-gay hate group American Family Association.

Freedom House Sees Disturbing Global Decline in Democracy

By Alexandra Olson | Jan 28
Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday.

Swedish Swimming Pool Opens Gender Neutral Changing Room

Jan 28
A public swimming pool outside the Swedish capital is reopening this weekend after building a third changing room, for people with a "neutral gender identity."

Palestinian Girl, 14, in Israel Prison for Throwing Rocks

By Mohammed Daraghmeh | Jan 28
The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians.

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