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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'

With British scientists saying they could create 'three parent' babies, it has raised hopes lesbian couples could use the techniques to raise a child of their own with genetic links to both parents

The City of Los Angeles has unveiled a plaque commemorating the 1967 police riots at the Black Cat Tavern that ignited that city’s LGBTI community two years before Stonewall

The mayor of Naples has announced his city will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who have legally wed elsewhere just weeks after an Italian court ruled the city of Grosseto had to register the marriage of a couple who married in New York

Openly gay Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims has predicted the United States will elect an openly gay man to its highest office within ten years in an interview with French gay magazine Tetu

The American Family Association spokesman has claimed that the ‘gay gestapo’ is bringing back slavery in the US by expecting Christian bakers to not discriminate against gay couples

'These guys they came on to me. Even the one that looked exactly like a female said she liked guys with dreads'