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16 people are in hospital after Vitaly Milonov, as well as some anti-gay thugs, ruined the opening day of a LGBTI event in St Petersburg

First Minister resigns after the country votes to stay in the union with the rest of the United Kingdom

Homophobes killed by gay people: Very few, if any. Gay people killed by homophobes: Countless

Numbers were down but there were no anti-gay protests

Uganda’s President Museveni is struggling to find accommodation during a trip to Texas where he is seeking to encourage tourism and investment in his country despite its persecution of LGBTI people

Report finds syphilis is at an all-time high in the country, mostly among gay men

Nearly 40,000 people signed a petition calling for the deal with the country's national airline to be dropped

'Violence against anyone, simply because of who they are, is inexcusable and alien to what it means to be a Christian'

She may have no problem kissing women to further her career, but Yulia Volkova hates gay men as 'God created man for procreation'

LGBTIs are planning to flee Lebanon if Islamic State fighters get in. Those who can’t get out will be targeted for execution, they warn

Daniéle Watts claimed she was harassed and racially profiled by the LAPD because she is black and her boyfriend is white

New judiciary committee co-chair says marriage equality will 'definitely' be debated in the next session of parliament

A former attorney-general says consenting adults should not be jailed for gay sex 

Parcels marked with commemorative Tom of Finland stamps baring homoerotic images have reached their destinations in Russia with no apparent issues despite the country’s ban on so-called ‘homosexual propaganda’ to minors

Norman Fowler apologizes for the law that banned the 'promotion' of homosexuality in schools

New South Wales approved the bill a day after Victoria introduced similar legislation

Report says tourism authority promotes the country as a gay-friendly destination but LGBTI acceptance is low

Social media giant doesn't back down from enforcement of its real names policy

Associate justice says there will only be urgency for high court if a state ban is upheld

Vine video appeared to show him calling other player a 'fucking poof'

Stonewall has said Britain's schools of higher learning should be doing more in order to make LGB students feel more welcome

An anonymous Twitter user may have identified the suspects through social media

The 16-year-old girl has been held without charge since April

Legislation in the self-governing Australian territory of Norfolk Island has been put forward to allow same-sex couples to marry and the bill has been crafted with a view to surviving any constitutional challenge

John ‘Longjones’ Abdallah Wambere has been arrested, evicted and beaten in his home country

Italian restaurant appeared to be putting itself out as an alternative to the Big Gay Ice Cream shop from across the road in the West Village, New York

'Open mosque’ in Cape Town will allow male and female Muslims to worship together and welcome LGBTI people