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A council representing faiths groups in Uganda has had to fire all its staff after the US Government redirected funding to other groups over its support for draconian legislation punishing LGBTI people

Angry Italians are calling for the gossip magazine Visto to be removed from shops over the free supplement 'The Best Gay Jokes Ever'

John Baptist Odama, the bishop of the Church in Gulu, has reminded Ugandans that homosexuals are also human beings created in the image of God

A 24-year-old man is facing charges for the rape and murder of an 18-year-old girl in Ventersdorp

Maxim 'Machete' Martsinkevich, leader of the group ‘Occupy Pedophilia,’ will spend the next 5 years in a Russian penal colony – but the penalty is for his racism not his persecution of LGBTIs

The Lower Miami Church of the Brethren was flying a rainbow pride flag to show it welcomes LGBTI people but someone tore it down on Saturday

Speaking anonymously out of fear of retribution, a former Islamist militant has opened up about how he came to accept and tolerate gays and lesbians and people of other faiths

'Islan’s death was not an isolated incident'

The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson also criticised Christian homophobia in a debate at St John's Church, Kidlington

The piece, entitled 'Transphobia is Perfectly Natural', has been described by many as one of the most transphobic articles ever written

The Mumbai chief of India’s ruling party, BJP, says his party is now against the misuse of section 377 and will raise the issue in Parliament

'A common thread of the people I admire – whoever they are, wherever they are – are people who are proud and do things with love, and feel a sense of responsibility to others'

A panel of three judges in Arizona overturned a previous ruling, which claimed Beatie was in a 'same-sex union'

The former boxing promoter, who recently came out as a trans woman, has a history of anti-gay views

The number of Americans who say they know someone who's gay has skyrocketed to over 70% over the last 15 years, and those who do are almost twice as likely to support same-sex marriage

Online petitioners and gay rights advocates want Facebook to speak out against bigotry and make an equal or greater contribution to Republican Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes's opponent, Charles Stormont

Up to 28 people could face jail or expulsion from Lebanon after two raids on hammams believed by police to be meeting spaces for gay and bisexual men

One victim handed over £15,000 ($25,000, €19,000) to the blackmailers

Gay Christian rock star says she wants to come out to help young people in the church who could be affected by extremist homophobic pastors

C1 Financial has become the first publicly traded American bank to have an openly gay man to head the company in CEO Trevor Burgess

Ida Keeling, 99, has become the first ever person in the 95-99 age category to run 100 meters in an internationally certified race at the Gay Games in Cleveland this week, setting a world record

Singapore’s Police Force has refused to give a permit for this weekend’s Pink Run, claiming the event was not in the interest of maintaining public order

'Genderless marriage, after all, necessarily undermines the importance of, and eliminates the Commonwealth's preference for, children being raised by both their mother and father'

Group 'condemns all laws, regulations and rules or practices that discriminate' against an LGBT person

Nathon Bailey and victim were to be married soon - Phillips' ex is suspect in Minnesota slaying and remains a fugitive

Parliament’s legal affairs committee rejected the Anti-Homosexuality Bill finding it to come into conflict with international interests

Iowa teen's final wish was not fully fulfilled as a decades-old policy stopped someone from using an organ he no longer needed

The Williams Institute has crunched the numbers and is suggesting that legalizing same-sex marriage in the state would result in an additional $53.2 million in spending in the state – generating jobs and tax revenue

Artist will use hookup apps like Grindr and Scruff to ask men to meet up with him in public spaces as part of a performance art piece