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Victim was found wrapped in a chain after having escaped, and told police of the abuses she suffered after meeting a couple on a BDSM website

'They respect me as a human being' says Sam of his St. Louis Rams teammates 

After over four decades of pride parades, 150,000 spectators at the Capital Pride parade witnessed something never before seen – a US Armed Forces color guard marching alongside rainbow flags and following Dykes on Bikes

'In the end we were waiting for over four hours to move forward and turned back'

'These self-proclaimed experts inflicted grave damage upon our clients...'

Maite Oronoz Rodriguez was nominated by Governor Alejandro García Padilla for a seat in Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court, and she thanked her partner at the press conference

Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner attacked the inequalities faced by LGBTI people, and criticized hypocritical attitudes over marriage

'The vast majority of officers understand: When they put their badge on and come to work, they leave their personal beliefs at home, and we provide service to the community,' says police spokewoman

Judge Barbara Crabb: 'This case is about liberty and equality, the two cornerstones of the rights protected by the United States Constitution'

'I think of all the serious Catholic mothers who felt freed when he said that -- free to love their kids'

Fans are using the hashtag, #LuckyToBe, to express who they are and why that identity makes them lucky

A religious city worker testified against a LGBTI rights ordinance bill that would give trans people the right to choose which bathroom they use

Hanoi is hosting the 2014 Viet Pride festival and bike ride from 1-3 August and organizers are already making preparations

Israeli Justice Minister officiated over the wedding of a gay couple on Monday but was sad that their marriage will not be legally recognized

The Senegalese Government has forced the closure of all LGBTI themed exhibitions at the Dak’Art 2014 biennale after a gallery was attacked by Islamists

Pastor Carl Lentz of the New York branch of the global Pentecostal Hillsong megachurch says Jesus never condemned gay people so he’s not going to either

'We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle'

EJ Johnson: 'I don't know what it will take for parents to finally stop abandoning their kids just for being themselves'

Anonymous gay German footballer says: 'I slowly realized: It's because of me. In that moment I thought my career was over. I didn't want to go to training anymore'

Activists have suggested Uganda's government is using the homophobic law as a political weapon against its enemies

California’s Tehachapi Unified School District has come to a settlement of $750,000 with the mother of gay teen Seth Walsh who took his own life after his school failed to protect him from anti-gay bullying

The parliament of Slovakia has amended its constitution to ban same-sex couples from being able to marry but gay couples have no other way of having their relationships legally protected there

Botswana’s National Blood Transfusion Services is refusing to accept blood donations from gay, lesbian or transgender people in a move that activists say violates non-discrimination clauses in the country’s constitution

Request by National Organization for Marriage is rejected in terse one-sentence order

Pete Cahall: 'I am a proud gay man who just happens to be the principal of Wilson High School'

Robert Garcia achieves a trio of historic firsts in California city election

‘The British consulates can do whatever they want,’ a Russian lawmaker has said. ‘They can marry monkeys and register perverts for all I care’

Former policeman was told by other officers, after he successfully sued the Met for homophobic discrimination, that he should be a 'hairdresser or cabin crew'