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Canadian mayor Rob Ford invents new word to dodge questions about whether he is homophobic

Some 350 people including parents and children gather at library to protest the library board's move to cull and destroy three children's titles for depicting gay parents

Singapore National Library Board has pulled gay-friendly books from shelves, and LGBTI families fight back saying ‘we are real’

The  three-judge panel from the 10th Circuit of Appeals gave the state until 21 July to take its case to the US Supreme Court

British journalist Michael Parkinson's interview with Thorpe will air on Sunday night, 13 July, on Australian television

Brian Taylor described a football player as a ‘big poofter’ in his live commentary, and despite his apology some are calling for his sacking

Ahead of a review of the rules regarding ballroom dance competitions in the UK, dancers demand to be able to compete with same-sex partners if they choose

Gay and banned from donating blood? Gay men brought eligible allies to donate on their behalf

Football's global governing body is given an epic fail in handling of slurs hurled during World Cup

'...When people sit down to eat a hamburger, the last thing they want to be thinking about is two guys having sex'

A 16 and 18-year-old were among five men given anal examinations after being arrested in Pader, northern Uganda

The shock advice that every man who has sex with men in the world should be taking medicine – and why it wasn’t what it seemed

Tinuola Adeyemi, who believes being gay is a choice, had nobody turn up to her first service of new branch of Christian church in UK town of Sevenoaks

Politicians have delayed equal marriage on the little island of Jersey, even though 81% support it. Anger has sparked biggest ever LGBTI event

Homophobic pundit Peter LaBarbera attacked gay people on a US radio show, and accused Obama of being obsessed with homosexuality

Freshly minted Australian micro-party senator David Leyonhjelm says he will put forward a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry after mentioning marriage equality in his inaugural speech

Denver has joined Boulder to become the second Colorado county to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples – marrying its first 17 gay and lesbian couples yesterday

Proud father of a gay son and marriage equality supporter, Senator Rob Portman has announced he is considering whether to put his hat in the ring to become the next Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has refused to quit office after smoking crack cocaine, has cast a lone dissenting vote against a proposal to help support his city’s homeless young LGBTI people

Newly uncovered recordings from the presidency of Republican Richard Nixon have revealed he believed people were born gay and lesbian though he thought they could bring down civilizations if they were allowed to promote their ‘lifestyles’

Flint Dollar was told 'that if I was to return it would be against the teachings of the Catholic Church'

'...It’s not about the gay agenda but about the science and the financial impact of that agenda. It’s more about sodomy than about pigeonholing a lifestyle'

Lesbian couple’s stunning display tells a story about breaking down ignorance at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Sydney District Court Judge Garry Neilson compared incest and pedophilia to homosexuality while hearing an incest rape case in comments that have shocked many

Cash allotted for LGBTI fundraising efforts was stolen from the headquarters of the group responsible for Madrid Gay Pride

US Supreme Court Samuel A. Alito, Jr. offers no comment in his denial of Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney's appeal

C. Scott Crabtree becomes the 16th judge to rule a marriage ban in the US unconstitutional over the past 12 months

State is bypassing entire 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals for 'clarity and resolution'

Cites stay issued on federal judge's ruling that struck down state's gay marriage ban