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    In Graphic Photos and On Twitter, ISIS Members Record and Tout Executions of Gay Men

    Source: The Daily Beast

    The attacks, which also include the stoning of an adulterer, appear to have taken place in Mosul and were distributed by ISIS social media accounts.

    These are obscene images. They depict two men thrown from the roof of a building as a crowd watches them fall to their deaths, and they purport to show the Islamic State (or ISIS) carrying out public executions before an audience in Iraq’s Nineveh province.

    The two victims’ alleged crimes? They are believed to be gay. In another photo, woman accused of being an adulterer is stoned to death, and two men charged with thievery are bound to crucifixes. Victims are commonly crucified, sometimes after they have been killed, in ISIS public executions.

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    Russia Bans People With “Disorders Of Sexual Orientation” From Driving

    Source: BuzzFeed

    A decree Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed on Dec. 29 appears to ban transgender people from driving cars, along with others diagnosed with a long list of “disorders of sexual preference.”

    The provision is part of a broad document outlining the medical conditions that disqualify people from driving. Most of these are physical impairments, including the loss of both legs or blindness. But it also references a set of “mental and behavioral disorders” as defined by the World Health Organization, which include “gender identity disorders” such as “transsexualism” and “dual-role transvestism.” The order also encompasses “disorders of sexual preference,” including “sadomasochism,” “paedophilia,” and “exhibitionism.”

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    Anti-Gay Law In Indonesia’s Aceh Province Forces LGBT People Into Hiding

    Source: The Huffington Post | Reuters. By Gayatri Suroyo and Charlotte Greenfield

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment.

    Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh had weeks earlier passed an anti-homosexuality law that punishes anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes. Amnesty International criticized it, saying it would add to a climate of homophobia and fear.

    “We are more afraid, of course,” said a 31-year-old transgender person who, along with three other members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group, Violet Grey, burned the pamphlets, group records and other papers.

    “As an institution, Violet Grey went as far as removing all documents related to LGBT. We burned them all,” said the group member, who declined to be identified out of fear of being arrested.

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