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Dutch ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz has said she thinks the focus on Russia’s anti-gay laws are a fuss over nothing

A leaked report has revealed the ‘shocking’ questioning refugees face trying to gain asylum in the UK

Despite arrests, reported beatings and threats of sexual violence against activists who were detained, the IOC says nothing except that Russia was acting in accordance with its laws

LGBT activists including legislator Leung Kwok-hung held a protest in front of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Hong Kong

Under new directive, federal lawyers will assume same-sex couples have the same rights like opposite-sex couples, including the right not to testify against a spouse

After finishing his crusade in Sochi, anti-gay US preacher Larry Craft will go to New Orleans to protest gays, abortion, sex addiction, and 'church gossips'

Lesbian BBC reporter Clare Balding has responded to tweets attacking her coverage of the Winter Olympics 

A crowd of 70,000 will hold hands at Sydney’s Mardi Gras to stand up for gay rights in Russia

Since the Winter Olympics began, Russian police have arrested 61 people for speaking out against the Olympics

The former chief justice responsible for the landmark judgement in 2009 says the criminalization of gay sex in effect 'offend(s) the dignity of a person'

Jewlyes Gutierrez has support of more than 200,000 on petition who don't want her prosecuted for defending herself at school

Canadian cities including Ottawa and Vancouver have also raised pride flags support gay rights during the Olympics in Russia

Betty Moffitt's declining health forced her lesbian icon daughter to drop out of official US delegation in Sochi

Russian police busy enforcing country's anti-gay propaganda law during Olympics - see video

Berliners have lit a Rainbow Flame of hope for LGBTI Russians in an alternative Olympic opening ceremony

The London Gay Men's Chorus sang for three hours outside Russian Embassy in London

Dutch prime minister and Russian president meet despite extreme tension between the two countries following assaults and humiliation

Swan Lake composer was named as vital to Russian culture, despite if he was alive today he would be discriminated and persecuted for being gay

International community punishes Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria for new ‘Jail All The Gays’ law. London prepares for kissing protest for LGBTI rights

Dutch snowboarder Cheryl Maas says it was not an intended protest, but could have been unconscious as she's 'rebellious'

The free job fair on 22 February will teach students what they need to know about LGBT-friendly employers and the jobs they offer

Four gay rights activists, including one pregnant woman, have reportedly been arrested in St Petersburg

After a politician watched Shakira's new sexy video with Rihanna, he is now calling her 'vulgar' and a 'danger to children'

The class covers unfamiliar abbreviations that non-native speakers might find on online dating websites

Singers who pretended to be lesbian when they are actually straight will not perform their most famous hit 'All The Things She Said'

Missouri lesbian Carol Parker has been refused communion during her mother’s funeral because the priest objected to her 20 year relationship with partner Josie Martin

19-year-old Jamie Jackson, who was thrown to the pavement while handcuffed by a police officer during the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade, has been awarded $40,000 in costs against the NSW Police Force and now intends to sue for damages

A new report by University of Western Sydney researchers has found that bullying is still all too common for LGBTI Australian young people with nearly one-in-ten saying the problem was so bad they had to change schools

Internet search company Google has highlighted the Olympics' non-discrimination Principle Six with a LGBTI pride rainbow graphic on its web page as the Sochi Winter Olympics begin in Russia