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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says while he realises homosexuality is a ‘divisive issue’, schools should not turn a ‘convenient blind eye’ to prejudice

A TED speaker, scientist and renowned academic researcher is on the road to recovery after being gored by a stag in the Scottish Highlands

Since the anti-gay law was passed, LGBTI rights activists have recorded instances of attempted lynchings, mob violence, blackmail, lost jobs, arrests, evictions and suicides

Ukip leader has defended byelection candidate Roger Helmer who has described homosexuality as 'abnormal'

Cabramatta Two Blues player Grayson Goodwin has been suspended after a homophobic tweet was sent from his Twitter account despite a friend coming forward to confirm he did not send it

Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is moving forward with a bill to include same-sex couples under Israel’s inheritance laws which currently only cover opposite-sex couples

David Bucher and Bruce Moats have become the first same-sex couple to marry in a religious service in the chapel of the US Naval Academy in Maryland

Traditional marriage advocates charge by striking down Arkansas' ban against marriage equality, Judge Chris Piazza has created havoc

Judge Chris Piazza

Kentucky governor Steve Beshear filed an appeal against gay marriage in Kentucky, saying as gay people cannot have children they are a threat to the economy

President Obama congratulates Michael Sam as he is the first gay football player drafted to a NFL team and social media reacts to the news

The Vicar of St Matthew-in-the-City in Auckland has called on the General Synod to 'move forward on the blessing' of same-sex relationships and the ordination of those who may be in one

Judge says his decision to retire early came after an 'inappropriate invasion of my privacy'

'In the world of diversity we live in now, I’m honored to be a part of this and I’m excited about his opportunity to help this football team win'

The couple's ceremony was witnessed by Cheryl Maples, an attorney who has worked for marriage equality in the US southern state

Nintendo pledges to represent all players after backlash over game excluding LGBTI characters

David and Jason Benham were fired by HGTV when David’s homophobic rants surfaced, but he has now changed his view saying he has nothing against gay people

CEO defends hotel saying it has done 'nothing wrong' and asks if consumers will boycott other hotels and businesses with links to countries that have similar laws

In an astounding leap of logic, he accuses marriage equality proponents of being like Nazis and persecuting those, such as himself, who oppose same-sex marriage

Ruling comes after county offices close for the week - flood of marriage applicants expected Monday

Lambda Legal launches petition drive in support of woman who wants wife recorded on her death certificate

20% of US LGBT workers say they have looked for another job because the work envionment was too homophobic

Actor Pilou Asbæk, best known for his role on Danish drama Borgen, said he wanted to show in some way he was opposed to homophobia in European countries

City officials allow gay rights activist to hold a protest in what is believed to be the first time since the federal anti-gay laws took effect last summer

Rates of syphilis in the US have more than doubled since the year 2000 and most new cases are among men who have sex with men, according to new data from the CDC

LGBTI campaigners were 'gobsmacked' when they learned council bosses considered being trans to be similar to dementia, severe alcoholism and schizophrenia

A woman who called an openly gay Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer a ‘faggot’ over 60 times has been jailed for 60 days after she threatened to beat him up

Indiana’s Attorney General is continuing to appeal the legal recognition of a lesbian couple’s marriage that a judge ordered so a dying woman can have her wife recorded on her death certificate

Former US senator grilled over anti-gay marriage views on conservative Fox News Channel

Sir Elton John and David Furnish could be the first gay couple to recieve a shield representing their relationship and family dynasty