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Hakim was betrayed to the police by his uncle, tortured and forced onto the streets where a journalist put him on a ‘most wanted’ list of gays

Words like ‘homo’ and ‘maricones’ are now frowned on but even ‘gay’ and ‘homophobia’ have been debated by some

As Rwanda reflects on 20 years since the death of a million of its citizens, a tide of anti-LGBTI hate is engulfing Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, DRC, South Africa and beyond

Bristol Pride has started a petition to block the English city’s choice of Lord Mayor after he made remarks understood to be anti-gay

Muslim group TELL MAMA got backlash when it made gay rights champion Peter Tatchell a patron – here its boss explains why he made that decision

Trans organizations in Britain have released a Trans Manifesto today – with three demands to give politicians a simple way forward

Transgender beauty expert Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham argues a subtle approach is a better way to get attention

The US religious right is boycotting Girl Scout cookie sales, costing the organization millions of dollars

Corey, 15, was sick with pneumonia and suicidal when he was rescued from his birth family by his mom and sister-to-be

Founder of the Westboro Baptist Church showed the world what would have happened if we kept on moving backwards, and to that we should be grateful

The gas explosion in Harlem highlights an underlying tension between poorer black residents and ‘white homos’ gentrifying the area

By the most epic fail in anti-gay history, the hate pastor not only failed to win people over but made the homophobes’ cause untenable

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation discuss the dangers when companies like O2 to AOL block LGBTI information and services online, and what you can do to help

With the world still reeling from the new draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act, the legal battle to scrap it has already started

A song encouraging you to kiss girls or boys is changing country music and promoting a message of individuality and acceptance to its hesitant fans

Would shutting down gay saunas be the start of a slippery slope which could lead to re-criminalization of consensual sex and self-loathing among LGBTI people?

A new film will take a snapshot of the gay world through the eyes of 20-somethings in the hope of changing hearts and minds

James Wharton’s demand gay saunas should be shut down sparked a social media storm today but he says his main argument – public health – has been overlooked

LGTBI activist Sarah Gibson explains why the International Olympic Committee must reconsider its views on transgender and intersex athletes

Rob Watson’s kids already understand the message behind Frozen but one woman, old enough to know better, doesn’t get it

The Palestinian and Israeli problem as highlighted by a new dragged-up theater show

The US, UK and other western countries need to be careful their efforts to tackle homophobia in Uganda don't do more harm than good

Men dressing as women and ‘gay marriages’ which were prized by the tribes are all part of Africa’s rich LGBTI past

How will the US and Europe react if Uganda really does make the bill law and what do LGBTI Ugandans want?

As the social networking giant introduces 56 new gender options, activist Sarah Gibson explains why it needs to go further

Research in England shows the problems gay and trans young people face and suggests some solutions

Ugandan scientists have issued a report about the origins of homosexuality to justify President Yoweri Museveni in signing new anti-gay laws

International LGBTI activist Omar Kuddus argues openly gay sportspeople have been ‘selfish’ in Russia while more attention should be paid to Uganda, Nigeria and elsewhere

On Valentine’s Day, a gay dad of two tells his 11-year-old sons how they have made him into a superhero