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LGBT Zimbabweans speak anonymously about the fear, harassment and violence experienced under the president’s anti-gay campaign

Sunil Babu Pant, founder of the gay rights movement in the former Himalayan kingdom, relinquishes leadership of the organization he established 12 years ago after ‘protracted persecution’

Independent voters will be an important bloc if Michigan's gay marriage constitutional ban is to be overturned at the ballot box

Kirill Kalugin manages to say to attackers: 'You guys are animals'

According to US Secretary of State John Kerry in 2014 married gay couples from England and Wales will have their visa applications treated like opposite sex married couples

Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow tell GSN their biggest critics in the fight for a Church of England gay wedding will be the LGBT community

International Olympic Committee had said Winter Olympics 2014 would be a safe zone for LGBT people, but government says otherwise

In a taped conversation with advisors, President Richard Nixon warned  'homosexuality, and immorality in general, are the enemies of strong societies'

Brighton drag queen Lady James carried glow-in-the-dark condoms and Lego toy to child sex meet only to discover it was a police sting

LGBT group in St Petersburg thanks Manchester and calls on the rest of the world to follow their example

Coroner slammed ‘sensational and salacious’ reporting of teacher in suicide inquest but has now been told he should have kept his mouth shut

Archbishop Oscar Cruz has said that he agrees with Pope Francis’ recent comments that gays and lesbians should not be judged but has lashed out at gays who cross-dress and same-sex marriage

New LGBT and intersex anti-discrimination protections passed by the Australian Parliament earlier this year have come into effect, starting August 1

Vodka bottles were filled with water due to environmental regulations

More than 10,000 people have signed petition to have Ken Bencomo reinstated

Truth Wins Out: 'Adding her to NBC’s coverage won’t fly in the face of the Olympic spirit, but rather enhance it'

The International Olympic Committee’s promise from Russia appears to be a shambles. Russia will arrest LGBT athletes at Sochi 2014

Westerners are boycotting Stoli Vodka in protest at Russian LGBT rights abuses. But it’s actually not made in Russia at all

The ACLU and Lambda Legal suit against Virginia charges the state's same sex marriage ban 'single[s] out lesbian and gay Virginians'

The 51-year-old cabinet maker will get compensation for being unfairly fired after cruel taunts at work

Approximately 42 gay couples were prepared to be married by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

Local mayor ‘flabbergasted’ to find new village for over 50s is being targeted at gay people

Zanu PF party official claims victory for Mugabe who has threatened gays will ‘rot in jail’ for life during election campaign

Jamaican Anglican priest Reverend Father Sean Major-Campbell says that tolerance for LGBT people is a matter of when and not if for the Caribbean island nation

A leading Thai LGBT activist has advised those pushing for reform to leave the question of whether Buddhism allows same-sex marriage out of the debate to avoid mobilizing homophobic Buddhists against it

The son of Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah says that homosexuals are abnormal but should be tolerated and not persecuted by anti-LGBT laws

Majority Muslim Malaysia is considering passing laws to formally outlaw same-sex marriage in response to moves towards reform in neighboring Thailand

American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios was certain that thousands of ex-gays would flock to a press conference about the hardships former gays face

Organizers say such protests are bringing needed attention to Russia's crackdown to Russia's anti-gay laws