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RTÉ's religious affairs show sparked a backlash after the official Twitter said: ‘Can gays be cured of being gay?

Police are on the hunt for a gang of skinheads believed to have targeted a 16-year-old because of his sexuality and race

Arizona Senator Steve Yarbrough wants to make it legal for any business to discriminate against people for religious reasons to protect them from having to serve gay people but he admits other groups could be discriminated against as well

A Kazakh lawmaker wants ‘lesbianism’ banned alongside sex between men as the country considers a new Criminal Code

Joaquim Chissano, the former President of Mozambique, has pleaded with African leaders to show more tolerance for sexual minorities and to respect their human rights in an open letter

Report claims President Yoweri Museveni refuses to back the law previously called the ‘Kill the gays bill’ and has attacked parliament’s Speaker Kadaga for passing it

Applies to marriages that took place during brief legal window or in another state

Members of European Parliament have called on heads of state and high courts to repeal discriminatory laws

10 Muslim men are being tried under Islamic law, with one Christian being tried under secular law, on charges of homosexuality

Russian president has attempted to stop the fears of next month's Sochi Winter Olympic Games in light of the gay propaganda law

Italian member of the IOC says it is 'absurd' the US is sending gay athletes and should not be 'promoting' LGBTI rights

Founder of the Virgin Group, comprising 400 companies including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Media and Virgin Trains, said he will be meeting with government leaders to 'encourage compassion'

Marriages between gay and lesbian couples accounted for nearly 7% of marriages in New Zealand since the South Pacific nation legalized same-sex marriage, government figures reveal

The Russian Government has published a report criticizing human rights in the European Union in which it slams Europe for trying to force its tolerance of ‘queers’ on the international community

John Duran: 'We all know the city is UBER gay with 40% of our residents being LGBT. But 60% of our residents are not'

Adam Fraley: 'I think they got to know me first before they knew I was gay'

Calls for review of constitutionality of law which 'may fuel prejudice and violence'

Mary Fallin: 'The will of the people has once again been ignored by the federal government'

Stonewall has revealed their top 100 gay-friendly employer list of the UK. Check out the full list here

Football Association has told managers to 'react positively' to a soccer player coming out to them, though discussions are still happening on whether they should make themselves known to the public

Dell thanks Gay Star News as it drops internet filter. Now millions more people can access vital LGBTI information and services

Panel debate at LGBTI Travel Show will ask the experts and audience the biggest question in global gay activism

Conservative politician Sir Edward Leigh claims the Churches, BBC, press, Governments are all complicit in stopping people speaking out against same-sex marriage and divorce

Prime Minister David Cameron has broken his promise to block aid increase to Nigeria if they introduced homophobic legislation

The Liberal opposition in the Australian Capital Territory have said they would support any bid to clear the criminal records of gay men prosecuted for having adult consensual sex prior to the decriminalization of homosexuality

Greens in the European Parliament have moved to condemn homophobic laws in India, Uganda, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo and have sought a vote by MEPs to relay that to them

Zimbabwe’s High Court has ruled police must return seized property to LGBTI rights group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), finding the group does not need to be registered with the government

Co-founder of LGBTI Republican group GOProud Jimmy LaSalvia announced Monday he was no longer a Republican because of the party’s tolerance for anti-gay bigotry

'I personally hope that over the next 10 years I’m not the only gay footballer out there'