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A lesbian couple filing for divorce highlights the need for comprehensive changes in all states’ official proceedings once they legalize gay marriage

By legalizing same-sex marriage in 2013, Brazil, the US, France, England and Wales brought marriage equality to another 447.5 million people

A gay man who was born in Pakistan but who has lived most of his life in North America is being deported to Pakistan by the Australian Government despite his four year relationship with an Australian man

A new study published by Hong Kong’s Center for Comparative and Public Law has found that 74% of residents in the Chinese autonomous territory support some level of legal recognition for same-sex relationships – though support for same-sex marriage remains low

Former Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist has apologized for backing a state constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2008 as he runs for his old job again as a Democrat

Team will 'thoroughly review' matter but insists Kluwe was released strictly based on his football performance

Michael Johnson called homosexuality 'detestable' and refused to back association's anti-homophobia campaign in 2012

Written by notorious anti-gay radio host Linda Harvey, the book tells parents to ignore their children when they say they're gay

Two HIV patients believed to have been cured after a bone marrow transplant have relapsed and are back on antiretroviral treatment

A TED speaker, scientist and renowned academic researcher is stable after being gored by a stag in the Scottish Highlands

Seattle Police are investigating after someone doused a stairwell with gasoline and ignited it in one of the city’s most popular gay nightclubs just after midnight on New Year’s Eve, forcing patrons to evacuate the building

Very few protests meet Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots as they exchange vows at the 125th Rose Parade

President Goodluck Jonathan has not yet been sent the bill for signature, activists believe, and could delay it further

Gay rights activists have said without the figurehead of equality, politicians could easily take away the ‘Rainbow Nation’

British Board of Film Classification says UK mobile internet provider O2 shouldn’t blame them if its blocking all LGBTI sites

Only President Yoweri Museveni stands in the way of draconian anti-LGBTI bill becoming law. He appears to want to win domestic support without alienating international opinion

Fox News regular Charles Krauthammer has called the LGBTI community’s fight for equal treatment heroic but says they should be more tolerant of religious gay marriage opponents as that was President Obama’s position on the issue only a few years ago

Episcopal bishop the Rev Otis Charles, who became the first Christian bishop to come out as gay to fight for LGBTI rights in 1993, passed away 26 December

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck has declared the climate of homophobia in Russia to be ‘hetero-fascism,’ likening it to Nazi Germany, and says he will stand with gay activists against it

Green Bay Packers star refutes reports by explaining 'I really, really like women'

More than 1,000 same-sex couples have married since ban was lifted 11 days ago

Sean Reyes sworn into office as state plans appeal to court decision making same-sex marriage legal

A Cambridge academic is fighting for her life and may never walk again after a 'one-in-a-million' attack

Homofin is even encouraging mothers to mix the drug secretly in their suspected gay sons’ food

'If signed by the President, this new law would reinforce stigma and prejudice, and institutionalize discrimination'

A 17-year-old boy is hoping one of the largest youth organizations in the US will allow LGBTI adults to become scout leaders

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir Michael Codron and Sandi Toksvig lead the LGBTI names on the annual awards

Liberal-National Coalition MP Warren Entsch has become the latest high profile Australian Government politician to say he believes his colleagues will be allowed a conscience vote on same-sex marriage in 2014 – adding to the pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow one

Theda Good is to become the first openly gay or lesbian person to be ordained as a pastor in the Mennonite Church USA so that she can lead a congregation in Denver, Colorado from 2014