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Lynne Brown was elected Minister of Public Enterprises, and is thought to be the first openly gay cabinet minister in Africa

San Francisco-based club Trannyshack will remove ‘tranny’ from the name, founder cites recent debate about the use of the word as the reason for the change

Jeff Dudgeon and Julie Ann Corr have been elected into Belfast City Council, to make up a total of three LGBT councillors representing Belfast, Northern Ireland

Canadian immigration officials have rejected the visa applications of a group of 10 Ugandan LGBTI rights activists out of fear they will try to seek asylum once they are in the country for WorldPride 2014

The auxiliary Catholic bishop of Brasilia and general secretary of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil says his church would be willing to support civil unions but draws the line at calling them marriages

Every remaining state ban on same-sex marriage in America will be tested in court after lawyers announced they would file a case against North Dakota over its ban on gay and lesbian couples marring

'Is this somebody who is trying to fight against his homosexual impulses?'

Dave Small is under investigation from his own party, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), as his homophobic Facebook rants against 'poofs and dykes' were revealed the day he won a seat under UKIP

Jamaican reggae artist Queen Ifrica has been removed from a concert line-up in New York after a protest against her homophobic lyrics

The right-wing Alternative for Germany party recently created a national working group for gay and lesbian issues

'Mr. Herring has put his own political and personal views ahead of his duties and responsibilities as Attorney General'

A Slovakian couple lost their appeal to stop a gay UK couple from adopting their two sons, they had argued it would psychologically damage them to have gay parents

Robert Gates has said he would have allowed gay adults in the Boy Scouts of America, but opening up the debate again now would be too problematic

The Australian Federal Police recognized as the highest-ranking public sector employer in advocating for LGBTI employees

A long-standing children's charity has been attacked by a conservative group for offering counseling to young people struggling with their sexuality, and supporting the inaugural Pink Dot Hong Kong rally to be held in June

Earlier this week a federal judge ruled the northeast US state's ban on  gay marriage was unconstitutional

UK’s Channel 4 spent 12 days in Jamaica filming how gay and trans youngsters are forced to live in sewers, and endure homophobic abuse from police and locals

LGBTI campaigners in Serbia cancelled IDAHO and Pride Week to volunteer for flood relief work

Grandson says rumors US’s top anti-gay hater Fred Phelps supported the rainbow equality house across the road from the WBC

Senior police officer turned politician Brian Paddick has revealed he was in an abusive relationship

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has warned members of the African Union that they must respect the rights of LGBTI people or fail their commitments to human rights

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has found an unlikely fan in the Catholic Archbishop of Vienna – but he’d still rather she didn’t have a sex life

The event on June 28 is expected to the largest rally for gay acceptance – or for any social cause – in the Southeast Asian state where gay sex is illegal and punishable by up to 2 years in prison

North Dakota is now the only US state without a marriage equality case pending in court

Milk joins other civil rights pioneers honored with stamps including Martin Luther King Jr and Caesar Chavez

'We have an obligation as a state to defend those laws'

Non-LGBTI crowd, heavy drinking and vast numbers caused problems for police. If community doesn’t back plan, whole festival could be shut down

Prosecutors accused gay man of 'mocking the Prime Minister' and said he should go to prison for over a year