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February 7, 2014

The story of a Russian arrested and persecuted for his sexuality, forcing him to seek asylum, is told in the new play

A Russian gay man is locked up and abused for his sexuality, forcing him to flee to London for asylum in a new play highlighting LGBTI-rights abuses as the Sochi Winter Olympics start.

'In the Thrice Ninth Kingdom, by Michael Yale, is being staged in London to support the Kaleidoscope Trust, an international LGBTI charity.

The play was inspired by the passing and consequences of Russia’s 2013 law, banning 'propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations amongst minors', and used to crack down on LGBTI people, leading to arrests and violence.

September 26, 2013

Professor John Corvino, author of What's Wrong with Homosexuality, will speak at Providence College next spring

Providence College announced Professor John Corvino, author of What's Wrong with Homosexuality, will speak at the Catholic institution in the upcoming spring.

March 25, 2013

Will Portman: 'We’d had a tacit understanding that he was my dad first and my senator a distant second'

The son of Rob Portman is defending his father against critics who wonder why the Ohio Republican Senator waited two years after learning his son was gay to publicly support gay marriage.

'Part of the reason for that is that it took time for him to think through the issue more deeply after the impetus of my coming out. But another factor was my reluctance to make my personal life public,' Will Portman writes in a guest column for the Yale Daily News.

November 2, 2012

Lecture informs debate over America’s most gay-friendly Ivy League university opening a campus in a state where homosexuality is illegal

In an attempt to placate the controversy around America’s most gay-friendly Ivy League university opening a campus in a state where homosexuality is illegal, Yale hosted a lecture about the gay rights movement in Singapore on Wednesday.

National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor Lynette Chua gave the lecture which was based on research interviewing 100 Singaporean gay rights activists.

April 11, 2012

Yale faculty concerned about civil rights in Singapore, where homosexuality is illegal

An agreement between Yale and the National University of Singapore has hit controversy after a resolution that states ‘concern regarding the history of lack of respect for civil and political rights in the state of Singapore’ was passed by the faculty last week.

Yale has already agreed to open its first overseas campus in Singapore, where homosexuality is illegal, so the vote is largely symbolic, but it’s evidence of a fierce debate about whether a liberal arts university should open a campus in a less than liberal location.