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Nominations close on 20 June for European Diversity Awards

On Saturday around 400 people took part in an LGBTI pride march in Bucharest despite bad weather, calling for legal recognition of same-sex relationships

200,000 people took to the streets of the Italian capital on Saturday to demand that lawmakers provide the means for same-sex couples to formally register their relationships with the state

Police are appealing for help to find one man and two women in connection with a homophobic attack in Vauxhall

Lex Watson, who co-founded the Campaign Against Moral Persecution, founded the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby and was first president of the AIDS Council of NSW, has been given the Australian equivalent of a knighthood just weeks after his passing

Alliance Defending Freedom ambassador Joanne Moudy says LGBTI people seeking to be protected from discrimination in the provision of goods and services by religious people is a form of terrorism

Participants inspired by accomplishment but also saddened after one rider dies during her 13th year as a rider

'No one can change the color of their skin or change the place they're born, but they can definitely choose their lifestyles'

Students at Atherton High School are now allowed to use whatever bathroom in which they feel the most comfortable

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'