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Openly gay state Senator Richard Madaleno has won the battle to retain his seat against fellow Democrat and transgender woman Dana Beyer in what may be a historic first

US Vice President has joined White House national security adviser Susan Rice in calling out countries that criminalize LGBTI people - saying human rights must be universal and not trampled over because of culture and tradition

Newly-enthroned monarchs preside over official reception that included, for the first time, LGBTI leaders

Representative from New York had already been with husband Randy Florke for more than 20 years

Reverend Frank Schaefer was convicted of disobeying church law when he refused to promise to never perform another same-sex marriage ceremomy

The two gay men said they were left bloody and beaten by the attack. During the incident, they were repeatedly called ‘faggots’

Days after a new florist opened in Paisley, Scotland, leaflets featuring the nearly naked owner were doctored to include homophobic insults

If you live in the UK capital, see where your area fits in and whether there has been more or less crime

A new poll has found that a large majority of Americans wrongly believe that it is already illegal to fire someone over their sexuality under federal law despite the Employment Non-Discrimination Act stalling in Congress

Up to seven Bangladeshi teens surrounded the couple on Whitechapel Road, yelling 'faggots' and 'get out of our area'

The Moravian Church in North America’s Northern Province voted Sunday to allow gays and lesbians to become clergy and also to create a religious ceremony by which to bless same-sex unions

The Thessaloniki Pride march has grown from just a few hundred participants in its first year to thousands in 2014 despite protests by Orthodox Christian groups

Gay scouts past and present and their allies to participate in oldest LGBTI pride event in the US

'If the voters decide that they want gay marriage I’m not going to oppose it'

Chant has been used during Mexico's games when goalie for opposing team has the ball

In the US last year, 21% of bisexual men reported STD treatment compared to 12% for gay men and 2.3% of straight men

US cuts aid in response to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, President Yoweri Museveni responds with tax rises

Head of a new discrimination panel at the FA has said the governing body has hired gay, disabled and people of ethnic minorities

Shocking polls have previously revealed that Russians are overwhelmingly in favor of the 'gay propaganda' law, with 5% even saying LGBT people should be 'exterminated'

Victim was misgendered by the police report and her own family even after her death

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodríguez has told ambassador James Brewster to ‘take his gay pride elsewhere,’ after he released a video with his husband for Gay Pride Month

The Government of Mongolia is proposing to pass new laws protecting LGBTIs and ethnic minorities from hate crimes after a wave of attacks by neo-Nazis against vulnerable groups in recent years

Georgian opera singer Tamar Iveri has been ‘released from her contract’ with Opera Australia after it was revealed that a homophobic rant was posted by her Facebook account

'The gay lifestyle is just not an option for us, because of our own faith and our own values'

Democratic lawmaker Mike Michaud, who came out in 2013, was one of the grand marshalls of Maine’s 2014 gay pride parade

Archbishop of Singapore William Goh has attacked the LGBTI community, saying gay people need to be ‘restored to wholeness’

UK priest Jeremy Pemberton has had some of his duties as a priest revoked by bishops because he is in a same-sex marriage with another man

As part of the cathedral's celebration of LGBT pride month, Rev Dr Cameron Partridge will be the first transgender pastor to preach at the historic Washington National Cathedral

With shows opening in Australia next month, singer now claims 'very religious' husband who has a 'tough attitude' towards gays is responsible for posting the anti-gay rant last year