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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will seek to pass a law ensuring transgender people don’t have to undergo surgery before they can be recognized as their preferred gender and will create a new category for intersex people and those of indeterminate sex

The US Center for Disease Control has reported a 20% jump in unprotected sex among gay and bisexual men over a six year period - while it estimates a third of the HIV positive men who have sex with men in the US don’t even know they have the virus

The Greek Government has dumped plans to provide civil unions for same-sex couples after a backlash from conservative MPs in its coalition but will attach anti-discrimination protections for sexual minorities to an anti-racism bill

Duncan McAlpine Sennett says issue is 'very personal' to him

Twitter and Facebook filled with Thanksgiving thoughts

Judge allowed dying Vernita Gray to marry Patricia Ewert six months before marriage equality law goes into effect

After two years avoiding sentencing, Andile Ngcoza will spend the next 22 years in jail for raping, beating and strangling a lesbian for five hours 

Journalist and co-founder of OutSports.com Cyd Zeigler thanks the Big (Wo)Man Upstairs for the better sex, the best partner and the power of empathy he gets for being a homosexual

After tying up and beating two members of Kouraj, a Haitian gay rights organization, three men ransacked the office and stole files with member information

Several complaints have been made to ITV to get the British singer removed from the hit reality show
 

Karma is apparently not a bitch, as reports have falsely claimed the notoriously homophobic Zimbabwe president has a gay son

As the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says there need to be a 'revolution' in attitudes on homosexuality, a work group has proposed a celebration of same-sex unions

Innocent Steps singer is forced to quit Twitter and Facebook after a barrage of abusers confused the two British entertainers

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras LGBTI pride festival has given us the first peek at its calendar of events for its 2014 and has signed up a major sponsor for the next three years

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras LGBTI pride festival has given us the first peek at its calendar of events for its 2014 and has signed up a major sponsor for the next three years

The Greek Government appears to be ready to honor a European Court of Human Rights ruling that it must open its scheme recognizing the relationships of unmarried heterosexual couples to gay couples, with a bill introduced by one of the government coalition parties

Dustin Lance Black, Gus Van Sant and Milk producer Bruce Cohen are traveling to Russia to host a special screening of their Harvey Milk biopic at St Petersburg’s Bok o Bok Film Festival despite a series of bomb threats against the festival

The FBI has released its hate crime figures for the year 2012, finding an over-all drop of 7% but gays and lesbians are still being attacked at the same rate

Other LGBTI-themed nominees include Concussion, Blue is the Warmest Color and Pit Stop

'He’s not like your typical, skinny-legged jeans, Disney prince. He’s a little thicker'

San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, murdered on same day, to also be remembered

Bob Harper: 'Being gay doesn't mean that you are less than anybody else. It's just who you are'

A 65-year-old retired banker is facing trial next week over charges he 'trafficked obscene materials'

As Hannukah begins, here is a countdown of celebrities, politicians, activists and comedians who have the best of both worlds

Innocent Steps singer is forced to quit Twitter and Facebook after a barrage of abusers confused the two British entertainers

Library is open, so it's time to read up on your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent

New head of World Psychiatric Association has come out as gay, demanded action in countries where homosexuality is treated as an illness

Authorities arrested a woman on suspicion of a public order offence, but did not charge her for refusing service

A holiday discount at the chic Hotel Rival (owned by Benny Andersson of ABBA fame) is one of the many ways to enjoy the city’s best Christmas markets, designer shops and foodie stops