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Today Think Progress published an article titled “LGBT Organizations Declare: ‘Trayvon Martin Deserves Justice.'”
The article’s author Zack Ford writes:
A coalition of LGBT rights groups, including the National Black Justice Coalition, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the Human Rights Campaign, have issued a letter declaring solidarity with Travyon Martin’s family and friends. The letter demands justice for him and justice in his name, highlighting that many marginalized communities continue to be targeted for who they are.
Today The Associated Press published an article titled “Prominent Gay Rights Activist Killed in Cameroon.”
The article’s author Robbie Corey-Boulet writes:
A prominent gay rights activist in Cameroon was tortured and killed just weeks after issuing a public warning about the threat posed by “anti-gay thugs,” Human Rights Watch said.
Friends discovered the body of Eric Ohena Lembembe at his home in the capital, Yaounde, on Monday evening after he was unreachable for two days, the rights group said in a statement Tuesday.
One friend said Lembembe’s neck and feet looked broken and that he had been burned with an iron.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today The Raw Story published an article titled “Tea party Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz sign on to military sexual assault bill.”
The article’s author David Ferguson writes:
Tea party Republican Senators Rand Paul (TN) and Ted Cruz (TX) have joined an effort spearheaded by Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand to take prosecution of military sexual assaults out of the armed forces chain of command and place it in civilian hands. According to Politico, the two outspoken conservatives, who have both hinted at presidential runs in 2016, could provide Gillibrand’s bill, with “critical conservative cover” that it will need to gain a majority of votes in the Senate.
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