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Xavier Bettel, the third openly gay leader of a country, has announced that his architect civil partner Gauthier Destenay has proposed to him and he said yes

High court won't allow marriages to begin in state until it decides whether or not to review case that struck down ban

One in four people in same-sex relationships suffer from domestic violence or abuse in the UK

A 22-year-old fears rape, jail or even death if she is forced to leave the UK to return to her country

The American Military Partner Association is suing the federal Veterans Affairs Department for continuing to deny some spousal benefits to same-sex couples who live in states where they can’t legally marry

Mariela Castro, a member of Cuba’s National Assembly and daughter of President Raul Castro, cast a ‘no’ vote in protest over a new labor code that protects sexual minorities but not transgender people or people with HIV from discrimination

Two Iranian Muslim women have done what would be unthinkable in their homeland by entering into a same-sex marriage, and the ceremony was performed by an openly gay Imam

The Ark Encounters theme park will not be hiring gays and lesbians or anyone who thinks the world is more than 6,000 years old when it opens in 2016 despite seeking millions in tax incentives

Minnesota Vikings will contribute undisclosed amount of financial support to several LGBT organizations

Students of all gender identities are celebrating after UCAS chooses to change their rules that could have arguably violated the Equality Act

Human rights leaders around the world have been trying to discover more about the alleged slayings

Women in long-term sexual relationships with other women reportedly have orgasms with more variety than straight or bisexual women

67% of Republican voters would be happy to vote for an openly gay candidate but most still wouldn’t want to find out someone in their family was gay, according to new polling

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