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A journalist and cameraman claimed they were repeatedly arrested, harrassed, and threatened for simply criticizing the Sochi Olympics

Amnesty International have called on the Russian authorities to arrest the masked men responsible for the violent attack in St Petersburg

Gay rights campaigners are asking people to bring torches to pierce the darkness of Russia's anti-gay oppression in a rally against conductor Valery Gergiev

A couple is suing New Jersey state Governor Chris Christie over their 'son's sexual identity confusion' that is making him suicidal

Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said he will be backing a same-sex marriage referendum likely to be held in 14 months time

The editors of the Sydney Morning Herald have called on Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow his MPs to vote with their consciences on same-sex marriage following a senior Government minister saying he believes his party room should revisit the issue

If a group of US philanthropists have their way the United States will have an LGBT specific national museum in the nation’s capital by 2018

Americans for Truth About Homosexuality spokesman Peter LaBarbera is glad Hallmark cut the word gay from the Christmas carol ‘Deck the Halls,’ saying ‘homosexual activists’ stole the word

Same-sex couples will not be able to marry in the Australian Capital Territory before the High Court of Australia hears the issue but some will marry before it rules
 

Lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin speaks passionately for bill before procedural vote

But passage is House of Representatives looks grim with Speaker John Boehner against the workplace protections for LGBTI employees

New challenge to sodomy charges against two 21-year-olds who were tortured and jailed without food or water

Would make history as first out governor of a US state if he wins 2014 gubernatorial election

After the chairman of Barilla said he could never use gay people in their ads as they were in favor of the 'traditional family', the company has now launched a 'diversity and inclusion' campaign

Tim Cook has urged the US Senate to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, saying allowing LGBT people to be who they are at work is good for business

Pro-LGBTI Christian pastors say homophobia goes against God’s love. Gay-friendly church services start in Nairobi

A referendum promised by Ireland's deputy PM Eamon Gilmore is likely to take place in autumn 2014 or spring 2015

After calls to attack a LGBT event at a HIV charity's offices were posted on social networks, two masked men opened fire and left a man and a woman in hospital

Israel’s Yesh Atid party has torpedoed an attempt by the opposition Labor party to put forward a civil unions bill so that it can move forward with its own more inclusive civil unions bill

A large majority of the people in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) say they do not think religious schools should be able to punish or expel kids for being LGBT, while mental health experts have also joined the call for reform

Australia’s Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he believes Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s party room will allow a conscience vote on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry

New book Double Down says President Obama was a gay marriage supporter since 2004

The US Defense Department warns states it expects gay married troops to be treated like their straight peers

Alysha and Rebecca Sue Romero married in Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage is legal, but face difficulties separating as Kentucky refuses to recognize their marriage

Frank Elliott, who owned the Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, has been charged with arson and fraud

Trans woman arriving from Taiwan was subjected to ridicule and an invasive body search for over nine hours

Ireland's High Court judge rules a Refugee Appeals Tribunal must rehear a gay man's request for asylum

Police have arrested and bailed Gambaccini as part of Operation Yewtree. BBC say he asked to be taken off air given media attention

Florida teenager Tavares Spencer shot his victim after discovering her gender history, then bragged about attack to friends