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After RTÈ's payout of a defamation settlement following a gay rights activists' speech on homophobia, Dr Martin said 'God never created anyone that he doesn't love'

Pending a public vote in 2015 to allow same-sex marriages in Ireland, those who travel abroad to get married will have their status recognized in their home country

Canadian Olympian's site unavailable in Russia, potentially for gay material

Casey Stoney, one of the greatest soccer stars in the UK, has spoken about her sexuality publicly for the first time

New research has tracked the huge divide in acceptance of social issues such as gay marriage and abortion between Catholics in the developing and developed worlds and shows Spain leading the way

A Florida high school footballer who jumped in to protect a gay student who was being bullied has been suspended for 10 days even though the bully has been charged by police with battery

'I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it. I just want to own my truth.'


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Ireen Wüst dethrones defending champion Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic

Performer Rory O’Neill wants an apology from Irish network RTÉ blaming him for naming homophobes on a chat show

Dutch ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz has said she thinks the focus on Russia’s anti-gay laws are a fuss over nothing

A leaked report has revealed the ‘shocking’ questioning refugees face trying to gain asylum in the UK

Despite arrests, reported beatings and threats of sexual violence against activists who were detained, the IOC says nothing except that Russia was acting in accordance with its laws

LGBT activists including legislator Leung Kwok-hung held a protest in front of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Hong Kong

Under new directive, federal lawyers will assume same-sex couples have the same rights like opposite-sex couples, including the right not to testify against a spouse

After finishing his crusade in Sochi, anti-gay US preacher Larry Craft will go to New Orleans to protest gays, abortion, sex addiction, and 'church gossips'

Lesbian BBC reporter Clare Balding has responded to tweets attacking her coverage of the Winter Olympics 

A crowd of 70,000 will hold hands at Sydney’s Mardi Gras to stand up for gay rights in Russia

Since the Winter Olympics began, Russian police have arrested 61 people for speaking out against the Olympics

The former chief justice responsible for the landmark judgement in 2009 says the criminalization of gay sex in effect 'offend(s) the dignity of a person'

Jewlyes Gutierrez has support of more than 200,000 on petition who don't want her prosecuted for defending herself at school

Canadian cities including Ottawa and Vancouver have also raised pride flags support gay rights during the Olympics in Russia

Betty Moffitt's declining health forced her lesbian icon daughter to drop out of official US delegation in Sochi

Russian police busy enforcing country's anti-gay propaganda law during Olympics - see video

Berliners have lit a Rainbow Flame of hope for LGBTI Russians in an alternative Olympic opening ceremony

The London Gay Men's Chorus sang for three hours outside Russian Embassy in London

Dutch prime minister and Russian president meet despite extreme tension between the two countries following assaults and humiliation

Swan Lake composer was named as vital to Russian culture, despite if he was alive today he would be discriminated and persecuted for being gay

International community punishes Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria for new ‘Jail All The Gays’ law. London prepares for kissing protest for LGBTI rights

Dutch snowboarder Cheryl Maas says it was not an intended protest, but could have been unconscious as she's 'rebellious'