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Transgender US activists point to the pitfalls of the movement when compared to the successes for gays, lesbians, and bisexuals

The bill, which allows trans and intersex people to obtain a new birth certificate without surgery, was approved by a 6-2 vote by the committee

Right wing group Advance America has distributed leaflets to churches warning of 'dire consequences' should marriage equality prevail

BJP leader Rajnath Singh believes 'homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported'

Israel’s first memorial to the homosexual victims of the Nazis was inaugurated on Tuesday in a Tel Aviv park near the city’s Gay Center

Japan’s Supreme Court has ruled that a female-to-male transgender man must be recognized as the father of his child conceived with donor semen in a landmark decision

Ugandan lesbian Prossie N fled sexual abuse and persecution but has now been sent back by British authorities

A Lebanese TV show has targeted innocent LGBTI bar-goers by secretly filming them at a drag party

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: 'They deserve our respect and the benefits they are entitled to under the law'

Protests around the globe are being organized to raise awareness over the Supreme Court bringing back a British colonial era law banning homosexuality

Young LGBTI people who are forced out of their families homes through homophobia are particularly vulnerable

Ivan Okhlobystin, who stars on a sitcom inspired by US TV show Scrubs, has demanded 'faggots' be stripped of their human rights

Aussie Belle Brockhoff is the one of the only known gay athletes to compete in Sochi, and is planning to wear an anti-discrimination clothing line

Thousands of Indians, both straight and gay alike, have changed their profile to a picture of them kissing someone of the same gender

The Liberal state premiers of New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria have all urged Australian Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote for all MPs on gay marriage

Utah Senator Mike Lee has introduced the ‘Marriage and Religious Freedom Act’ which would allow individuals and organizations to legally discriminate against married same-sex couples without fear of losing tax exempt status

Leading members of India’s ruling Congress party say they will fight the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the country’s Section 377 anti-sodomy law as the party explores the best options to move forward with towards reform

A group of gay Canadian Muslims plan to open an affirming mosque where people can be themselves in the city of Halifax in Nova Scotia

Kaitlin Ward and Lauren Bloch are first same-sex couple in school's 137 year history to get traditional lunchtime announcement

'You don’t want your children to grow up as lesbians ... you don’t want to show them that that’s an acceptable lifestyle for your family'

Parliament ministers in India are considering their options on how to overturn the Supreme Court ruling that a colonial era law banning gay sex is legal

Zoran Milanovic is determined to bring in more rights for gay couples after 65% of Croatian voters said they were against equal marriage

A bill seeking to ban gay-to-straight conversion therapy by requiring medical practitioners to register with the government for monitoring has been published in Parliament

In a speech to Russian parliament, the president says the law is seen as proof of Russia's 'morality' and 'conservatism'

Labour's opposition Nationalist Party says while they agree with the civil unions bill in principle, they will delay it in order for adoptions by same-sex couples to be removed from the legislation

In order to stop gay men from being arrested under the Supreme Court ruling banning sodomy, a yoga spiritual leader has said he can 'cure' people of the 'unscientific' and 'abnormal mentality' 

Gay asylum seekers being held on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island on behalf of Australia have been told they will be reported to police for having sex  - according to an Amnesty International investigation

Australia’s High Court has annulled the first legal same-sex marriages on Australian soil, striking down the Australian Capital Territory’s gay marriage law

India’s Supreme Court made the bizarre argument that it should not uphold the striking down of the country’s colonial era anti-sodomy law because it had not been proven that gays are discriminated against in India