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Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a group of journalists that people would have ignored disgraced Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s sex with an underage prostitute if he was gay

Michael Felenchak and his partner, Peter Notman, were kicked and punched in August when they were walking home

A 17-year-old male taken into custody, may be charged with hate crime

London Egg Bank hopes volunteer donors will come forward to solve UK shortage

In a revealing interview, the Pope said he wants the Church to step outside of itself and reform its attitude

As men in white coats offer to take her away... Mizulina, a key player in introducing the ‘gay propaganda’ law, admits bid to remove children from Russian gay parents won’t pass

Democrat senator Tammy Baldwin and Republican senator Susan Collins are pushing the US federal government to catch up with Fortune 500 companies by offering benefits to domestic partners of federal employees

After a drop in business, receiving death threats and a costly legal battle for refusing to host a gay couple, B&B owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull were left with no choice but to shut down their business

United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay and Archbishop Desmond Tutu feature in new video about UN’s LGBT work

Government officials announced a proposal to give same-sex civil unions the same legal rights as marriage between a man and a woman

Independent MP Alex Greenwich wants the New South Wales State Parliament to pass a bill which would prevent religious schools from expelling, punishing and refusing to accept students because of their LGBT status

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he is considering whether he can block the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) plans to marry same-sex couples, claiming the bill is unconstitutional - despite experts saying otherwise

Openly gay Pennsylvania state lawmaker Brian Sims wants his state to become the third to ban attempts to ‘cure’ minors of their same-sex attractions after California and New Jersey

Russian chess champion and Opposition political activist Garry Kasparov has said he is against boycotting the Sochi Winter Olympics but says sponsors should demonstrate their opposition to Putin’s anti-gay agenda in concrete ways

Turkish LGBT group KAOS GL says Grindr ban is sign of government interference in their lives

After being told their lives would be ruined unless they quit work, a gay and bisexual teacher were kicked out of their jobs but will not give in to the homophobia

Bar in Yorkshire, England apologizes ‘unreservedly’ for giving customers a printed bill calling them ‘gay guys’

Vladimir Medina re-writes history to make two Russian heroes straight – Tchaikovsky and Rasputin assassin Prince Felix Yusupov

Journalist, radio presenter and blogger Peterson Ssendi discusses why some people in Uganda think 'being gay is cursed, others think it's criminal'

Archbishop Desmond Tutu says it’s not that he ‘wants’ to speak for LGBT rights ‘it’s God catching me by my neck’

Authorities seek to question a man suspected of an anti-gay attack outside Bar Jester in Holloway Circus

Anglican priest Brigadier-General John Fletcher has been appointed as the first openly gay Chaplain General of the Canadian Armed Forces

Amnesty International has released a 16-page report condemning the European Union for failing to enforce laws that protect sexual orientation and gender identity in member states

Peru’s Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne has implied that civil unions bill author Carlos Bruce is a homosexual for supporting LGBT equality

Advocates for same-sex marriage have called for the Australian Labor Party to block attempts by the new Australian Government to stop the Australian Capital Territory from legislating for same-sex marriage alongside the Greens party

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin insists she is following the wish of state residents who supported a constitutional amendment banning marriage benefits to gay couples

Outspoken opponent of a boycott does not sign up for national championships

Authorities seek help from the public after two men were attacked outside a gay bar in Picardy Place

Uganda's Speaker of Parliament, who promised the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill would pass, is tipped for the presidency and now wants laws to respect the rights of all Ugandans