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German Far-Right Pegida Movement Spreads Across Europe

As nationalist groups around the continent take on the Pegida brand name, a mass European-wide rally is planned in at least seven cities for Feb. 6.

At last week's Pegida rally in Antwerp
At last week's Pegida rally in Antwerp
Günther Lachmann

DRESDEN — From Amsterdam to Birmingham to Warsaw, Pegida has become socially acceptable. Now there is talk of Pegida rallies spreading throughout Europe. Could the German far-right group, which began holding weekly anti-immigrant rallies in Dresden last year, become a legitimized political party across the continent?

The 350-strong group of Pegida supporters demonstrating against the Islamization of Europe in Antwerp a few days ago was rather self-contained, but Pegida leader Lutz Bachmann believes it was another strategic success. At the invitation of the far right and separatist Vlaams Belang party, Bachmann was the keynote speaker at the Antwerp rally.

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Raid On Gay Sauna In Bolivia Reveals The Many Faces Of Homophobia

Police raided a gay sauna. The police's actions — and the following media storm – were violent in more ways than one.

View at night of Civica avenue in Bolivian city of El Alto

Juan Pablo Vargas

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Every LGBTQ+ person has experienced the fear of kissing their partner on the street. Many of us have been beaten, insulted or given reproachful looks for doing so, as if a show of affection was a perverse act.

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