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Gay refugees flee persecution but remain at risk

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Gay refugees flee persecution but remain at risk

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil interviews Neil Grungras of ORAM, a not-for-profit organization providing legal assistance for refugees fleeing sexual or gender based violence. He describes the difficulties faced by gay, lesbian and transgender refugees who often flee persecution only to find continuing harassment while in transit.

Posted: November 23, 2009 15:41   Comments: 2
Ancient Greek values clash with modern treatment of gays

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Ancient Greek values clash with modern treatment of gays

Homosexuality dates back thousands of years in Ancient Greece, where same-sex relationships were well-known - even among the gods. But today in Greece, gay rights are not as accepted. Special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson examine the state of gay marriage in Greece.

Posted: November 12, 2009 18:24   Comments: 5
Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

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Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

Worldfocus interviews the director of Amnesty International's Greek division on the situation of gays in Greece. Georgia Trismpioti says that attitudes towards homosexuality in Greece are among the most conservative in Europe.

Posted: November 12, 2009 15:58   Comments: 1
The pitfalls of filming a big fat Greek wedding

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The pitfalls of filming a big fat Greek wedding

Producer Megan Thompson traveled to Greece last June for a Signature Story series. In order to find what gay Greeks were missing out on, she attended a celebrity wedding between a talk show host and member of parliament. See why Greek weddings are more exciting than invitation-only American receptions.

Posted: November 12, 2009 10:12   Comments: 1
Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

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Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

Worldfocus Radio takes a comparative look at the progress of LGBT politics and the gay rights movement in different countries and explores the U.S. and Canada as safe havens for gay asylum seekers. Martin Savidge hosts David Rayside and Rachel Tiven.

Posted: November 11, 2009 20:28   Comments: 5
Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

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Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

Jamaica is often said to hold the world record for the most churches per square mile. There's a public place of worship for almost everyone -- unless you’re gay. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the secret underground church that is welcoming gay men and women to practice their faith.

Posted: November 11, 2009 13:56   Comments: 54
Violence and venom force gay Jamaicans to hide

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Violence and venom force gay Jamaicans to hide

In Jamaica, anti-sodomy laws are still punishable for up to 12 years in prison. And society is not ready to tolerate openly gay lifestyles. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the dark side of Jamaica's anti-gay violence and attitudes and explore the ideological beliefs that perpetuate a culture of homophobia.

Posted: November 10, 2009 16:29   Comments: 13
Protecting our gay Jamaican sources and their confessions

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Protecting our gay Jamaican sources and their confessions

Producer Micah Fink writes about the decision to keep our sources anonymous in order to protect them from harm. It is widely believed that being openly gay in Jamaica is essentially a death sentence. That eventually, if you admit you're gay on camera, you or your family could be at risk.

Posted: November 10, 2009 15:01   Comments: 3
Gays make major strides in Latin American nations

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Gays make major strides in Latin American nations

As part of the Worldfocus series "Beyond the Headlines," Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Brazilian scholar Felipe Bruno Martins Fernandes about the status of gays and lesbians in Latin America.

Posted: October 27, 2009 13:14   Comments: 9
How You See It: Is the U.S. ready to elect a gay leader?

How You See It

How You See It: Is the U.S. ready to elect a gay leader?

The man in position to be Germany's next vice chancellor -- Free Democrats Party leader Guido Westerwelle -- will become the first openly gay person to hold that office. Is the United States ready to elect an openly gay man or woman as vice president, or even president? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 29, 2009 10:04   Comments: 44

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