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Gay rights activists suspect ban was repealed is because lawmakers do not want to be 'humiliated' by the European Court of Human Rights

Tributes have been paid to the Texas-born performer who starred in several Falcon Studios films

‘Do not give dogs what is holy,’ a bishop has said, describing homosexuality as a 'disgrace'

Similar to Russia's own anti-gay laws, the European Union has described it as one of the most sweeping homophobic draft laws in the world

Gay activists are concerned that the city of Tilburg is planning on building a ghetto to keep gay people, rather than a place for gay people to feel safe

A group of Ugandan LGBTI rights activists will be allowed to attend the WorldPride 2014 human rights conference after their applications were initially refused by immigration officials who feared they would seek asylum

An openly gay Swedish high school student says his principal told him it was his job to clean up homophobic graffiti that had been put up by bullies that were targeting him

A federal appeals court will rule on the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage in all four states covered by the US judicial Sixth Circuit in the last step for opponents short of taking the issue to the Supreme Court

Human rights group ARC International is calling for non-government organizations to sign on to a statement calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to adopt a new resolution ensuring LGBTI rights violations remain a priority at the UN

Photo of dead, partially skinned animal had caption: 'Rabbit ate my parsley. I am eating the rabbit'

Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs are each the biological father of one twin

Darrin Gayles and Staci Yandle are also both African-American

Former opera singer and model turned MP failed in her bid to amend the homophobic law

‘I Want To Stop Being Gay’, ‘How To Prevent Homosexuality’ and ‘Gender Confusion In Childhood’ are the books available in one of Europe's largest department stores

Judge ruling could lead to a wave of incredible transgender rights victories across Canada

Even though the Netherlands is renowned for being legally gay-friendly, the victim believes his attack was 'inevitable'

After video emerged of an officer appearing to attack a gay woman in Pittsburgh, an investigation has been launched to see if he used excessive force

United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has called for gay soccer players to come out at the World Cup to become role models for young people all over the world

Botswana has backed a call by the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights for states to take steps to protect people from being subjected to human rights abuses because of their sexual orientation or gender identity

CNBC's Joe Kernen: 'I don’t think gay marriage leads to cirrhosis of the liver, domestic violence, or DWIs. I don't see how that's similar'

Long-requested step comes as US congress fails to pass Employment Non-Discrimination Act

A politician has written an incredible Father's Day message to his child, affirming his belief in gay rights

A public petition will not delay a vote on same-sex marriage and adoption after it didn't get enough signatures

Clip filmed at Pittsburgh Pride appears to show a girl grabbed by the neck by a policeman surrounded by several eyewitnesses

Back in February, it was revealed Lotus was angry over an 'unauthorized' tweet that included two men kissing. But now it is revealed one man could have lost his job over supporting gay rights

Openly lesbian Greens MEP Ulrike Lunacek was sprayed with butyric acid at Vienna’s Rainbow Parade on Friday by an unknown assailant but she was not injured in the attack

The US state of Alabama has hung onto its ban on same-sex couples having sex despite it being ruled unconstitutional in the US Supreme Court in 2003 but a state appeals court has now struck it down

Madison, Wisconsin bishop Robert C Morlino has claimed that allowing same-sex couples to marry will unleash a domino effect that will destroy civilization

'But those private citizens who share the most in common with Clinton were well ahead of the curve on gay marriage'