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Uganda gay activist woman wins major rights award

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, founder of a gay rights movement in Uganda where as in many African countries homosexuality is illegal, has won a major international award for her work, it was announced Tuesday. Full story

Study links teen suicide attempts to conservatism

   A new study finds suicide attempts by teens – gay or straight – are more common in conservative areas where schools do not have programs supporting gay rights. The study’s author, Columbia University psychologist Mark Hatzenbuehler, discusses the findings with msnbc’s Thomas Roberts.

California may add gay history to textbooks

Legislation under consideration in California would add lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to the list of social and ethnic groups that schools must include in social studies lessons. Full story

What leads gay, straight teens to attempt suicide?

Suicide attempts by gay teens — and even straight kids — are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found. Full story

College coach fights for gay rights

   Msnbc’s Thomas Roberts talks to a heterosexual college wrestling coach who’s fighting for gay rights.

Frank sees gay equality "in my lifetime"

The highest-profile openly gay lawmaker predicted on Wednesday that the United States could soon see an end to legalized discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender. Full story

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  Obama ‘grappling’ with issue of gay marriage

Politico’s Jeanne Cummings shares her thoughts on President Barack Obama’s reversal on the Defense of Marriage Act, an unexpected victory for gay rights advocates.

  Roots of anti-gay hate abroad traced to U.S.

Rachel Maddow reports on the murder of Ugandan gay activist David Kato and the role of American evangelicals in spreading violent hate to Uganda. Noted is the ability of the U.S. government to apply financial pressure to ensure Kato's work was not in vain.

  Uganda murder draws global attention

Rachel Maddow previews an exclusive report on the murder of a gay activist in Uganda.

  Hospitals must allow same-sex partner visits

Joe Solonese from the human Rights campaign discusses the new law that now requires hospitals to allow visits from same-sex and domestic partners.

  Obama responds to DADT repeal

Gay men and women throughout the United States military rejoice after the monumental repeal of DADT was signed into law. President Obama responds to those critical of his administration’s support for gay rights issues. NBC’s Mike Viqueria reports live from the White House.

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A man reads an anti-gay headline in Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone
A man reads an anti-gay headline in Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone

In this Tuesday Oct 19 2010 photo, a man reads the headline of the Ugandan newspaper "Rolling Stone" in Kampala, Uganda, in which the paper reveals the identity of allegedly gay members of Ugandan society and calls for public punishment. Prominent Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato, whose photo.

olice detain a gay rights activist holding a puppet of Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow
olice detain a gay rights activist holding a puppet of Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow

Police detain a gay rights activist holding a puppet of Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow on Sept. 21. Gay rights activists on Tuesday demanded resignation of Moscow's mayor Yuri Luzhkov.