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One of the six's father rang the police complaining five men were 'recruiting' him into homosexuality

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is exploring whether it can bless same-sex relationships after its General Synod accepted a report on the issue

A Nevada seventh grader who brought a pistol to school and shot a teacher and two other students revealed in his suicide note that he was angry about being labeled as gay and ‘retarded’ by bullies

The Australian Senate will hold investigative hearings on whether to legally recognize same-sex marriages performed overseas after a Greens party senator put forward a bill on the issue

US District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale states that an appeal is unlikely to succeed - state expected to appeal 9th Circuit Court

Eight straight, white teens attempt to recruit other youth into the homophobic BNP

With an eats, shoots and leaves father and a mother who couldn't cope, a baby penguin could have died without the help of a committed, loving penguin couple

Gay rights activists believe a man targeted and raped a schoolgirl because of her sexuality

Jailed US WikiLeaks mole could be allowed to transfer to a civilian prison in order to receive gender treatment

France’s LGBTI community may be seeing a backlash against the legalization of same-sex marriage with a 78% increase in homophobic incidents reported to the SOS Homophobie campaign last year

The New Zealand Blood Service has accepted a recommendation that its ban on gay men giving blood be reduced from five years after they have last been sexually active to just one year

'Idaho’s Marriage Laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens the fundamental right to marry and relegate their families to a stigmatized, second-class status without sufficient reason for doing so'

Favorable ruling would make Virginia 19th state in US with marriage equality

Former US Speaker of the House defends NFL player Derrick Ward’s Twitter meltdown over the Michael Sam kiss

Politicians call to create new contest, the 'Voice of Eurasia', where 'gay culture' will be explicitly banned

West Chester teacher Molly Shumate has quit her job rather than sign a new employment contract with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati that would ban her from publicly supporting her son’s sexuality

Leader of the Catholic Church suggests that while he may never be in favor of marriage equality, he would make a little green man a Catholic

A 19-year-old tells UK’s Michael Gove that sex education should be compulsory

As Russians say beards are 'no longer proof you are manly', the Eurovision Song Contest winner is inspiring facial hair removal across Eastern European countries

Two South Sudanese Anglican bishops have warned their church would have to sever ties with the Church of England if it begins blessing same-sex couples as it will result in violence against Christians

President Yahya Jammeh has claimed that Gambians are lying about their sexuality and claiming to be persecuted in his country in order to gain entry to European countries

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told ABC News he believes the ban on transgender personnel serving in the US military needs to be reviewed but has suggested that it would be difficult for those still transitioning to do so

Keith Crisco, who trailed Aiken by more than 300 votes, dies after fall at home

'Other people’s opinions are none of your business. Not on Twitter, not on Facebook and not in any school or institution'

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says while he realises homosexuality is a ‘divisive issue’, schools should not turn a ‘convenient blind eye’ to prejudice

A TED speaker, scientist and renowned academic researcher is on the road to recovery after being gored by a stag in the Scottish Highlands

Since the anti-gay law was passed, LGBTI rights activists have recorded instances of attempted lynchings, mob violence, blackmail, lost jobs, arrests, evictions and suicides

Ukip leader has defended byelection candidate Roger Helmer who has described homosexuality as 'abnormal'

Cabramatta Two Blues player Grayson Goodwin has been suspended after a homophobic tweet was sent from his Twitter account despite a friend coming forward to confirm he did not send it