Homosexuality

Alabama's John Merrill, who's trying to unseat Sen. Doug Jones, thinks America is losing its morality.
Khawla Ben Aïcha wants to amend sodomy laws used against gay Tunisians.
Cardinals Raymond Burke and Walter Brandmüller wrote church leaders that clergy sex abuse is only part of a much greater crisis.
LGBTQ advocates are skeptical of the reported campaign, which will be spearheaded by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.
Author Frederic Martel is claiming Catholic priests publicly denounce homosexuality while privately leading double lives.
Mohamed al-Ghiety was found guilty of encouraging immorality amid Egypt's crackdown on perceived homosexuality.
"The Late Show" lets art respond to the art teacher at a school that bans LGBTQ students and teachers.
The colonial-era law made homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
In a moment of candor, he seemed to support the idea of "ex-gay" conversion therapy.
Maxim Neverov was convicted of posting shirtless men embracing one another.
The rarely-enforced law is used to harass and blackmail gay people, activists say.
Male homosexuality is outlawed in the small African country.
It was a complicated portrayal, but representative of "social stigma centered on forbidden love," Matt Baume says in his latest "Culture Cruise" video.
The UN Refugee Agency named Shrouk El-Attar its "Young Woman of the Year."
“The pain doled out by The United Methodist Church must stop,” the fired pastor says of the large religious denomination.
Kirk Humphreys' remarks were deemed "disgusting" by lawmakers and advocates.

Utah’s suicide rate has tripled since 2007 and suicide is the leading cause of death among the state’s children ages 10 to 17. Empirical data is hard to delineate, but there seems to be a correlation between Utah’s large Mormon population, the church’s denunciation of same-sex LDS couples and the community’s beleaguered LGBTQ youth.

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