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Phone giant says internet block on gay support charity was a mistake, but experts say UK government policy is making the internet less free

Court has convicted a young LGBT advocate of gay propaganda, the third time this has happened in the federal law's history

The Senate and House of Representatives have agreed on a bill banning same-sex marriage, LGBTI gatherings and will even jail allies of gay people

President has said, in another attempt to play down the controversy of the 'gay propaganda' law, Russia's top responsibility is 'equal conditions' 

The Indian Government has confirmed that it will not seek to pass a law repealing India’s Section 377 anti-sodomy law until all avenues for appeal through the courts are exhausted – something that could take months.

Zambian Health Minister Joseph Kasonde has backed plans to provide condoms to male prisoners in the country’s jails to prevent the spread of HIV but critics have claimed it will lead to more gay prison sex

Israel’s first elected gay Member of the Knesset, Nitzan Horowitz, has accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of using Iran’s persecution of homosexuals to attack it on the world stage while doing nothing to advance gay rights at home

Texas gubernatorial candidate Larry SECEDE Kilgore is hoping to win the gay vote in his bid to make the state an independent country – although if he succeeds and is then re-elected he intends to introduce the death penalty for homosexuality

A&E Networks 'extremely disappointed' by remarks, distances itself from reality show star

New law lowers the age of consent to transition to 16 and should liberate the lives of thousands of Dutch people

Christian Concern's Andrea Minichiello Williams made a speech in Jamaica saying Tom Daley would still be straight if his father did not die of a brain tumour

Pakistani TV report shows journalist entering a home, insulting the two residents and apparently handing them to police while calling for tougher laws and stoning of LGBTIs

A far-reaching amnesty means the members of Pussy Riot, as well as the Greenpeace activists, could be freed

Baba Ramdev has said any homosexuals who do not want to be arrested should come for him for yoga classes

Runner of Sikh Knowledge posted a photo protesting against Indian Supreme Court recriminalizing homosexuality, but after it caused a debate Facebook shut it down

New LGBTI group Black Rainbow has formed to address prejudice inside Australia’s Indigenous community after a leading aboriginal sportsman attacked homosexuality as not being part of his culture

Hindu nationalist BJP senior leader Yashwant Sinha has called for US diplomats who have gay sex on Indian soil to be arrested in response to a diplomatic incident where an Indian diplomat was charged in the US with visa fraud and for paying her housekeeper less than $4 an hour

Outspoken 20-time Wimbledon champ is part of official US delegation

After semester of alleged abuse by students and adults, Destin Holmes was asked not to return to the school

Passenger says he was left 'extremely uncomfortable' after his boarding pass code was very homophobic

A South African man has been jailed for 18 years for killing a 62-year-old gay man he lived with in Brighton

A man shot and robbed his victims who were visting Atlanta, Georgia for Black Gay Pride in 2010

Church bodies working with advocates of alien cultures such as homosexuality, hidden under veil of human rights, according to Zambia’s Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba

Student returns from university in South Africa to discover his biological parents now keen to welcome him back after sending him to a foster family because he was born intersex

Girls as young as 11 lose their futures as they are accused of forming a society to 'recruit' other teens into the 'act of homosexuality'

Parent's Committee, the Russian version of One Million Moms, claims the game forces children to act out 'homosexual seductions'

African country is one of the few to not explicitly ban homosexuality, but that could all change with the introduction of new legislation