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While some counties in the Midwestern US state have been issuing gay marriage licenses since February, 1 June is the date where all clerks must abide by the law

A Colorado court has ruled anti-gay baker Jack Philips cannot refuse to make wedding cakes for gay couples, ‘I will stand by my convictions until somebody shuts me down’ he says

Scuffles broke out between a group of some 200 Orthodox Christians and the police as they tried to break a police cordon and approach the parade

The ACLU, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a challenge agaisnt the policy

'Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction'

Two Zambian men accused of having gay sex were arrested over a year ago, and this is not the first time a court hearing to decide their fate has been postponed

US president Barack Obama has declared June to be gay pride month, calls for an end to the discrimination of gay people and remembers the Stonewall riots 45 years ago

Labelling the late poet a ‘fag pimp’, anti-gay group Westboro tweet appealing for information about Angelou’s funeral so they can plan a picket

A gay man, who brought a civil suit against his former employer, has been ordered to pay S$20,000 in legal costs

Paying tribute to Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and others Collins says: 'I hope my actions will make it easier for the next person to come out'

Researchers have discovered that even some people who consider themselves to not be homophobic still think gay men can 'contaminate' them

Two women have fled the US state of Georgia as they feel they are not protected by the police

Gay rights activists were originally banned from fighting for LGBTI rights because the event would have taken place on the same day as International Children's Day

A 19-year-old was given a suspended sentence for actual bodily harm, but is now being forced to go to jail after not taking his probation seriously

A senior fellow with the anti-gay Family Research Council has tried to connect gay marriage to the Isla Vista shooting by heterosexual student and virgin Elliot Rodgers

Gay Republican groups the Log Cabin Republicans and Metroplex Republicans have protested their exclusion from being able to operate booths promoting their issues at the Texas Republican Party state convention

A new draft of Vietnam’s marriage laws was to guarantee same-sex couples’ rights to a fair divide of shared assets but that language has now been dropped from the bill in committee

The US Government’s National Park Service will seek to identify places of significance to the LGBTI community to put them on America’s National Register of Historic Places

Texas city's lesbian mayor Annise Parker tweets: 'It's never too late to do the right thing'

Five college students, aged between 18 and 22, lured their 25-year-old victim on a gay dating site in an attempt to rob and extort money from him

A young gay couple were told to never return to a Texas restaurant for 'not acting like men' at breakfast

19-year-old John Fennell, who competed in the luge at the Sochi Winter Olympics, has come out as gay and spoken about what it felt like being a gay athlete in Russia

One of the last text messages a young gay man sent to his friends was a request to be 'buried nicely'

Mayor Bill Peduto will officiated over the marriages of 20 same-sex couples during Pittsburgh’s PrideFest to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage in his state of Pennsylvania

After a series of attacks on patrons and the venue, Moscow’s Central Station gay night club is reopening in a new location after being driven out of its original building

Local officials have withdrawn permission for Seoul’s LGBTI pride parade after a tragic ferry sinking in April that killed 300, saying the timing of the event is now inappropriate

'Let’s face it, anybody who does not believe that gay marriage is going to be the law of the land just hasn’t been observing what’s going on'

Pennsylvania's Charlie Dent: 'In future generations the label same-sex marriage will be abandoned, to be replaced simply by marriage'

Tiny European country's parliament expected to take full vote before summer