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Same-sex marriage campaigners have accused SNP politician John Mason of attempting to ‘wreck’ the legislation which is due to be voted on for the final time on Tuesday

The Equal Rights Party will fight for votes in the country’s elections later this year and hopes to give a voice to persecuted LGBTI people in the Rainbow Nation following Mandela’s death

Three people were injured after hooligans wearing hoods and balaclavas stormed a movie theatre hosting a gay film festival in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on Saturday

Some 5,000 people turned out for the first LGBT pride march in the country held after the Supreme Court in December reinstated a colonial-era law that criminalises gay sex

A gay couple admitted to having sexual relations in court yesterday and were sentenced to six months in jail under Senegal's penal code which forbids 'unnatural acts with a person of the same sex'

A Hawaii court has thrown out a constitutional challenge by a Republican lawmaker attempting to stop same-sex marriages in the state

Catholic adoption agency found to discriminate against same-sex couples wins appeal to retain charity status after Scottish appeals panel overturns decision

Charlie Drummond, 2007 Mr Gay UK regional champion and Big Brother Series 10 finalist, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after he snapped a man’s ankle in an unprovoked assault in Newcastle last April
 

50 Olympians past and present have signed a global petition calling on Russia to stop its crack down on LGBT people that is fueling anti-gay violence in the country

Initially filed on behalf of two couples, case will now represent all same-sex couples in the state who cannot legally marry

Mike Pence: 'Let me say I support traditional marriage'

Berlin’s Rainbow Flame is set to be a focus for worldwide opposition to Russia’s anti-LGBTI laws during the Sochi Olympics but is dangerously short of cash

Health experts are warning gay and bisexual men in the UK are at risk of Shigella, a bacterial infection that can make you feel like you're 'dying'

Founder of a VK page, which encourages gay teens to write letters and share their stories, could be facing a huge fine

Doctors are calling it a 'public health nightmare', with a disproportionate number of gay and bisexual men having unprotected sex while they're high

DUP politician confronted a doctor over an email he sent blaming the political party's conservative views for gay and lesbian people killing themselves

The leaders of the Anglican Church in Uganda and Kenya have warned the Church of England to back off on LGBTI issues after the Archbishop of Canterbury reminded them of their responsibility to support and care for gay people

Ivan Okhlobystin, the actor and former Russian Orthodox priest who said he wanted to ‘burn homosexuals alive,’ is being taken to court over those comments by a gay activist

Bulgarian lawmakers have thrown out a law which would have ended LGBTI people’s freedom of expression and freedom to assembly with even more severe punishments than Russia’s ban on so-called homosexual propaganda

Respect After Death Act calls for authentic gender identity to be reflected on death certificates

Henry Waxman, whose California district long included West Hollywood, to retire after 40 years in office

James Wharton, a friend of Prince Harry, will receive the Freedom of the City of London accolade for his work to end homophobic bullying in schools

Dr Philip Lee has put forward a proposal to stop any immigrants with HIV or Hepatitis B from entering the UK

Gay rights activists have claimed Olympics organizers are inviting the duo to perform to stop the outrage over gay propaganda laws

Wife of man accused of striking gay man with a crowbar in Oregon was found guilty of obstructing the course of justice

Lesbian penned a heartfelt letter to her father pleading with her to recognize her wife as a human being

A journalist had interviewed a gay geography teacher who had been fired from his position for his sexuality

Two men have been given suspended sentences for two years after they admitted to brutally attacking a trans woman until she was on the ground

New Zealand has unanimously passed a motion to support the LGBTI community in Russia and all athletes competing at the Olympic Games