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Sir Elton John, one of the world’s most famous gay entertainers, performed in Moscow, Russia tonight and from the stage condemned Russia’s crackdown on the basic rights and freedoms of LGBT people.
Some newly released videotapes from Russia show youths being forced to drink urine, or having it poured over their heads. Others show young men being taunted with phallic sex toys, threatened with axes, and forced to carry wooden crucifixes.
In the wake of Vlad Tornovy, 22, being attacked for being gay in the Russian city of Volgograd and having two and a half beer bottles forced into his anal cavity, his genitals slashed, and his face bashed in with a rock before mercifully dying, the world is againtalking about gay rights in Russia and the former Soviet Union. It is a tragic and violent climate, but what many people don’t know is how that violence is creating a growing community of gay Russian and Ukrainian asylum seekers in the US centered in New York.
Sophia Petrillo puts the need and desire for marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in a very astute yet simple way.
Dry mouth is a bitch when your lying through your teeth.
Cher and Kathy Griffin on Mitt’s efforts to turn back time on women in the latest video from the Actually… series. When lies go unchecked, we all lose. Actually.org spreads the truth, because the truth matters—even in politics. Our team calls ‘em like they see ‘em, and we hope you’ll support the truth by sharing Actually.org videos before Election Day.
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From May 2010, an exchange between Michael D Higgins (who was elected President of Ireland last year) and Tea Party-loving radio guy Michael Graham on Irish radio.
Vice followed the story of the Westboro Baptist Church as families split and children were brainwashed into picketing funerals and bashing homosexuals.
Is the GOP employing a racist strategy to get Mitt Romney into the White House? Watch this video to find out.
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