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Vernon Kay gives viewers chance to pause DVR's to take screen shot of speedo-clad 'dreamy team'

Thousands of University of Missouri students and other supporters of gay college footballer Michael Sam formed a human barricade to stop members of the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing a ceremony to honor him during a basketball game

The Principle 6 campaign fights against Russia's anti-gay propaganda laws

'Russia is actually, in many ways, doing the right thing with Islam, they're doing the right thing with homosexuality, they won't tolerate homosexuals in their country...'

Clare Balding, who has had to defend herself for not boycotting Sochi, jokes the Russian president will enjoy the double luge

Two fundraisers coming up in London will give clubbers the chance to raise money for Elton John AIDS Foundation and support a unique London Marathon run

Jokes that The Tissue Box, The Tree and The Ear is 'getting a lot of buzz'

ABC sportscaster Dale Hansen has delivered a stirring monologue criticizing NFL officials who’ve said that Michael Sam’s coming out will affect his desirability as a player – noting that it was only a few decades ago that black players were controversial for the NFL

'And with the “bromance” type of close relationships that many players enjoy, would they be as physical and free with a homosexual teammate?'

A woman has written a perfect letter to parody homophobic opinions in Ireland

An estimated crowd of 70,000 people at the Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day held hands in a message of support and unity with LGBTI people in Russia and other parts of the world where they are being oppressed

Bigotry is the 'newest Olympic sport', a new short film proclaims produced by the Fair Games Project

Gay anthem YMCA was played at a Sochi Winter Games speed skating event after a spectator requested it

'If you are for the legalization of homosexuality, you are for the acceptability of homosexuality, you are for the normalization of homosexuality, you do not care about black males'

Go order a 'Sochi problems' T-shirt with the defective opening snow flake on the front

A Sochi 2014 clip inspired by Facebook’s anniversary videos shows what LGBTI people in Russia have suffered

Openly gay artist IDa4 sends his message of love and support with a new mural in LGBTI district

Two guys bending over each other in an attempt to sled down a long racecourse. Nope, nothing homoerotic about that

Sydney’s branch of the LGBTI inclusive Metropolitan Community Church will hold its annual blessing of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this Sunday to mark the start of the festival

Good sign? Hundreds of thousands of LGBTI people and their allies are eagerly waiting to know whether same-sex marriage will be made legal in Scotland

‘My Other Closet’ is performer Russ Vickery’s way of telling his story of being a victim of domestic violence in a same-sex relationship and he aims to help others confront the issue

Humorous new advert for Norway’s national lottery sees gay couple coming out of the closet together - literally!

'A Sochi is a hole at the bottom of a boy'

The hunky diver visited the world's biggest cruise ship and treated guests to a special performance

Politicians from the opposition Labor and Greens parties and an openly gay candidate from the ruling Liberal party will march with Australian Marriage Equality in Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March on Sunday

'What do you give to someone on their birthday who kind of has everything?'

On getting hit on by gay men:  'I've had a few bum pinches and I don't mind them at all'

Prize winning Indian author Vikram Seth has published a poem protesting India’s Supreme Court’s reinstatement of the colonial era Section 377 ban on gay sex just days after a review panel refused to reverse the court’s decision

Revelers in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will get a chance to see themselves on TV after Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) secured the rights to screen the highlights of the parade