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Secretary of State John Kerry says Ugandan president has agreed to meeting and is hopeful 'we can reach a point of reconsideration'

Almost 40% of players have witnessed homophobia in the stands while a shocking one in four have seen it in the training grounds and changing room

After the boy was bullied for being different, his unsympathetic parents took him back to the adoption home because he had ‘too many problems'

A Texas therapist used to tell patients to throw out any CDs by any artists that are 'popular in the gay community' and only listen to Christian music if they want to be straight

The Australian Senate has passed a motion calling on the Australian Government to do more on the world stage to help end the criminalization of LGBTI people

The Juridicial Commission of Romania’s Chamber of Deputies has unanimously rejected a bill which would have created civil unions for both opposite and same-sex couples – with one MP declaring the proposal to be ‘cultural Marxism’

' ... You learn from those mistakes. If not, you’re just a fool. I’m thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it'

Janet Museveni was congratulating bishops on their recent work campaigning against homosexuality in Uganda

The Central Station was the haven for LGBTI Russians until a 'campaign' was allegedly launched to get the club to vacate the premises

Australian-American business magnate accuses Guinness of being manipulated by gay rights organizations after the Irish drinks company pulled out of sponsoring New York City's St Patrick's Day parade

While some have called for the leader of the 'God Hates Fags' Westboro Baptist Church to be given a taste of his own medicine, Kansas gay rights campaigners believe the LGBTI community should take the high road

A woman phoned the police complaining that the bodyguard had made a homophobic comment to her

Texas police are still deliberating on who could have killed a 24-year-old lesbian couple. But one of the women's mothers is convinced its her ex, who she left over his violent tendencies

Tanzania’s Foreign Minister has warned that efforts to impose equal rights for LGBTI people in Africa may fail if imposed from outside

Pro and anti-gay-marriage protestors attended rival rallies in Taipei’s Freedom Square on Sunday as a bill to legalize same-sex marriage is before Taiwan’s legislative chamber

Ugandans plan to march in support of their draconian laws criminalizing same-sex relationships next week in the face of Western donors looking to redirect aid away from the government to civil society groups

The Anglican Church in Hong Kong has spoken out against a Christian school’s policy of refusing to hire gay staff – saying that a person’s sexuality has no bearing on their ability to do their job

Inspirational advocates from across Asia share their stories at landmark awards ceremony in Singapore

'We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation'

'It's time for Guinness, other sponsors and Irish New Yorkers to speak out in favor of an inclusive parade that welcomes the Irish spirit of love and family'

'I feel sad for all the hurt he's caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved'

According to reports, two men have been arrested under Uganda's new anti-gay law after they were caught having sex in a hotel room

Alice Nkom, a Cameroonian lawyer who has defended gay men and women for the last decade, says the country is battling an ‘anti-homosexuals apartheid’, comparing the situation to slavery

In the capital city of Manipur, a small but diverse group of people show up in the march

Hong Kong recognizes the first non-op trans woman, while Taiwan and India look set for important changes

Five men are charged with ‘group licentiousness’, after police bust a gay club with 2800 members

'Jesus would stone homos. Stoning is still the law'

Australian PM Tony Abbott stumbled over his response when a high school student asked ‘Why are you so against legalizing gay marriage?’ during a school trip to Canberra

Evangelist Franklin Graham has praised Vladimir Putin for his stance on gay rights, and criticised Obama for ‘turning [his] back on God’ over gay issues