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Auckland, New Zealand has been named the host city for the 2016 Asia Pacific Outgames, with the international LGBTI sporting competition to take place during that year’s Auckland Pride Festival

Victim Bryan Higgins was known to friends and family as Feather Lynn

Victim Kelly Phillips and suspect Lyle 'Ty' Hoffman had broken up but remained business partners until recently

High court intervention last resort after appeals court denies delay in ruling that struck down marriage ban

The ‘Turkish baths’ in Beirut saw a police raid after a tip-off they were a meeting place for gay sex. Men remain in custody awaiting charges

Court records have emerged that may reveal why one Texan went from social conservative lobbyist to homophobic nutter

Two men are believed to have been put to death for 'consensual sodomy'. One source indicates the two men were put to death in order to ‘promote community safety’

Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket the funeral of the late actor, saying he was a 'fag enabler'

The right wing Christian News Network have accused the United Church of Christ of practicing apostasy for their involvement in this year’s Gay Games in Cleveland, Ohio this month

Israel’s Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar has announced that gay and lesbian Jews will be allowed to bring their spouses with them when they immigrate to Israel – even if their spouse is not Jewish

Freida Hurdle had wanted to wait until after partner's daughter's wedding to get married herself

'I’m not prepared to enter into a fabricated debate about trans people’s right to exist/express themselves.'

Ruling party leader has said the law could be watered down to allow gay people to have sex without fear of prosecution

For the fifth year in a row, LGBTI Nepalese have appropriated the traditional Hindu festival of Gaijatra to demand that their government grants them the equality ordered by the country’s courts

A prison officer has been awarded $100,000 after a coworker sent a joke email outing him as gay, but the South Australian judge also ruled saying someone is gay when they aren’t is not defamation

An 18-year-old from Azerbaijan has escaped with his life after his parents doused him with gasoline and threatened to murder him

Appearing to come back from the US with a change of heart, the Ugandan president has urged MPs to think of international relations before bringing back the anti-gay law

America’s fallen LGBTI military personnel will be honored with a permanent monument in Washington DC’s Congressional Cemetery if the National LGBT Veterans Memorial Project gets its way and the group recently released the design for it

A Tennessee county judge has ruled that the US constitution does not protect same-sex couples’ right to marry in the first legal loss of its kind since the US Supreme Court overturned the federal Defense Of Marriage Act

Rebecca Kadaga has said the bill will be re-tabled this month and parliament will vote as soon as possible

Police are appealing for information after a man was punched and kicked by a fellow passenger

25% of pupils say they are physically abused by classmates during school sporting activities, according to new findings

African island nation has taken its first steps to legalize male homosexuality by asking the public for their views

New Zealand’s Conservative Party has picked Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar to be its candidate for the seat of Napier in general elections but he is on the record as claiming that same-sex couples being allowed to marry will cause more crimes to occur

Uruguayans celebrated the one year anniversary of same-sex couples being allowed to legally marry this month, with over 200 couples marrying in the first 12 months they have been able to

Kenya’s Republican Liberty Party has proposed stoning gays and lesbians to death and has put a bill to that end before the National Assembly for its consideration

The research department of the Iranian Parliament has found that four out of five young adults in the Islamic republic are sexually active and 17% with people of the same sex

'It is time to discard these discriminatory bans and to recognize the humanity, dignity, and rights of gay and lesbian Americans seeking to forge life-long bonds'

'It's been remarkable to see the Games thrive over the years'