LGBTQ

There are reports that gay people are being put in concentration camps in Chechnya:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chechnya-gay-concentration-camps_us_58ece3d2e4b0ca64d9194e28

Republican state lawmakers in North Carolina are proposing a bill that would ban gay marriage in the state:
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/328378-north-carolina-bill-looks-to-ban-gay-marriage

S. Dakota Becomes 1st State To Pass Anti-LGBT Bill In 2017, Signalling “Dark New Reality”:
http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/johnwright/s_dakota_becomes_1st_state_to_enact_anti_lgbt_legislation_in_2016

The bill allows taxpayer-funded adoption and foster care agencies to refuse services to LGBT people — such as by declining to place children with same-sex couples — if it would violate their sincerely held religious beliefs. Senate Bill 149 also opens the door to religious-based discrimination against single parents, interracial couples, non-Christians and others.

“This is the first anti-LGBTQ bill that any state has signed into law this session,” HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow said in a statement Friday. “Governor Daugaard’s action not only puts the best interests of the more than a thousand vulnerable children served by South Dakota’s foster care system at risk, it signals the potential of a dark new reality for the fight for LGBTQ rights.”
S. Dakota Becomes 1st State To Pass Anti-LGBT Bill In 2017, Signalling “Dark New Reality”
Measure Allows Adoption Agencies To Turn Away Same-Sex Couples Based On Religious Beliefs
thenewcivilrightsmovement.com