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Philadelphia’s Giovanni’s Room gay book store, opened in 1973, will reopen as a charity store for Philly AIDS Thrift and will retain the original name

The founder of right wing American ‘news’ website World Net Daily has claimed that being opposed to same-sex marriage is a sexual orientation that should be protected like LGBTI people

An advertising campaign for a Kazakhstan gay bar has taken out a bronze award at a regional advertising competition despite causing outrage by showing Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and Kazakh composer Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly kissing

The 21-year-old was arrested by police who feared he would be hunted down and killed by furious local residents who have accused him of engaging in sex acts with other men

Chilean LGBTI rights group MOVILH has called on the Ministry of Education to remove books from schools that are recommended reading for students that depict gay people as disordered and predatory

Two lesbians in southern Cameroon have been freed after 9 months in prison awaiting trial

A Minnesota hunting club has reached a legal settlement with young fiancés Cole Frey and Adam Block after it accepted a booking to host their wedding but then refused them when it realized they were a gay couple

'And if people aren't politically conditioned to accept it, their natural reaction is that's just not normal, that's just not natural, that's not what human beings were designed for...'

Kerry Byrnes was set upon by two thugs while she was walking home alone at night, and the attack has left her scared to leave her home

Maria Walsh, winner of the competition celebrating Irish heritage, says she is not ashamed of her sexuality

The Queensland state branch of the Australian Labor Party voted today to join the Tasmania state branch in binding its MPs to vote for same-sex marriage regardless of their personal views

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced on Saturday that his government would allow same-sex couples in committed relationships to register their relationships with the government in order to protect their rights and obligations

Brown's killing spree was a response to US foreign policy against Muslim countries

'I'm into diversity. I kill everybody, I don't care'

One of the UK’s longest-running gay pride parades kicked off with thousands of friends and families lining Manchester’s streets to welcome the Orange is the New Black actress

Patricia Yurena, Miss Spain in 2008 and 2013, posted a picture of her and her partner on Instagram in an intimate pose

In a victory for transgender equality, Mills College in California will be the first single-sex college in the US to change their admissions policy to allow transgender students to enrol

The organizers of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras are blaming negative publicity around policing of the festival and high party ticket prices for a financial loss on this year’s festival just a year after the event returned to profit

An anonymous person claims to have sent messages to thousands of Grindr users in countries with anti-gay laws, warning them the app has a security flaw which could allow authorities to know their exact location

V. Stivanio says in court papers she never had sex with the billionaire who was ousted from NBA for racist comments

'In this new (media) environment, you can no longer say 'That's private, that's not for discussion'

US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has set oral arguments for August 26

A 17-year-old left his parting note on Instragram, telling his followers: 'I’m sorry I’m not the daughter you wanted'

Adam Hills ranted about the 'God Hates Fags' church after they said they would picket Robin Williams' funeral

A 29-year-old is urging everyone to speak out against hate crime after getting attacked in Shoreditch

Hallmark cards celebrating same-sex marriages have been pulled from the shelves of the Bringham Young University bookstore because it is owned by the Mormon church

People’s Party senator Luz Elena Sanín is facing calls for her resignation after she blamed Spain’s $1.3 trillion national debt on previous Socialist governments’ ‘subsidies for NGOs and homosexuals’

Deputy leader of Australia’s Northern Territory Dave Tollner will go to the back bench after he called a colleague’s gay son a ‘pillow biter’ and ‘shirt lifter’