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With just nine days until graduation, Pasadena City College still has no commencement speaker

As of 1 May 2014, the state of Brunei will launch a severe three-year Islamic penal code, punishing crimes of theft with amputations and same-sex acts with death by stoning

Homeless gay teen Albert Kennedy died after being chased by a homophobic gang 25 years ago but his death has helped change the UK

In support of LGBTI equality around the world, the UN’s Free & Equal campaign releases a new music video to encourage change in India

An Arizona Boy Scout member, aged 19, is contesting the organization’s ‘no gay adults’ rule after he was accidentally outed on Facebook

Former Michigan state Representative Lorence Wenke has announced he will run as a Libertarian Party candidate for the Michigan state Senate because he can no longer stand his party’s treatment of gay people

A US district court judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for the anti-gay Florida Family Association to intervene in two challenges to that state’s ban on same-sex marriage

The US Department of Education has released new guidelines that make clear that transgender and gender non-conforming students are protected from discrimination in schools under the federal law banning sex discrimination in education.

Ian Ross, one of Australia’s best-loved television newsreaders, has died from pancreatic cancer just a few years after he went public about being in a gay relationship

Gay rights groups are disappointed by the defeat, criticizing one of the party's usage of a petition of concern to block the motion

Vivienne Faull, the Dean of York, has said she would have no problem blessing same-sex unions – and has revealed she has done so in the past

UK Independence Party representative in the European Parliament once tweeted: ‘Why is it ok for a surgeon to perform a sex change operation, but not ok for a psychiatrist to try to “turn” a consenting homosexual?'

Two openly gay veterans of the Iraq war were planning to use Mint Springs Farm in Tennessee to host their commitment ceremony but the owners have refused to let them, claiming the state’s ban on same-sex marriage prevents them

According to the Latter Day Saints, you are either 'struggling with your same-sex attraction' or 'not struggling'

Nearly every single straight guy interviewed said they had no problem 'cuddling' another male

A new ‘human goals’ charter signed by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday outlines the military’s goals of better supporting gay and lesbian personnel but fails to mention transgender personnel who can still be excluded from service

The national push will kick off with rallies in New York City and Washington, DC

Draft legislation would ban foreign non-government organizations from helping LGBTI people

'In its efforts to restrict gay marriage, the State of North Carolina has restricted one of the essential freedoms of our ministers and of all Americans'

Cardinal Sean Brady and six bishops says it is not discrimination to oppose same-sex marriage as gay and straight relationships are fundamentally different

David McNally, the only UKIP representative in Stormont, has described the proposal to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland as an 'unacceptable intrusion by the state'

The 17-year-old birth father is being charged with neglect after the baby died in his custody

Conservative leader reportedly believes giving straight couples civil partnerships would ‘undermine the sanctity of marriage’

A US navy communications specialist has spoken out to The Washington Post about being discharged for transitioning to being male – showing that part of the LGBTI community is still legally barred from serving in the US Armed Forces

Republicans in the US state of Maine have retained opposition to gay couples being allowed to marry in their party platform again despite a majority of voters backing the reform in 2012

A 28-year-old paramedic and father of two has confessed to luring three men to their deaths through a gay dating website to stop them from ‘spreading evil’ but authorities say he had sex with his victims

The Venerable Tanaisawan George Chandha-dhammo has told a Thai current affairs show that he sees no conflict between his attraction to men and his past as a cross-dresser with his current life as a Buddhist monk in the first time the issue has been discussed on TV

Study shows that fewer than half of US Catholics agree that sex between two adults of the same gender is sinful

Akie Abe wore rainbow badges and appeared on a float at Tokyo’s annual gay pride parade