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Magazine calls the Catholic pointiff the 'single most influential person of 2013 on the lives of LGBT people'

Gutting of DOMA allows widows and widowers of same-sex marriages to claim benefits

Judge rules that if one partner has life-threatening illness, couples can marry before law goes into effect in June 2014

Unconfirmed reports claim two Nigerian men were beaten to death as a crowd watched and did nothing

A 65-year-old retired banker facing charges of 'trafficking obscene materials' will have to wait until next year to discover his fate

Leader of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance in Namibia says ‘Africans must stop hiding the reality’ of LGBTI citizens

Graphic photos were published in notorious homophobic tabloid Red Pepper of the soccer boss allegedly having sex with a young player

Gay rights groups condemn the threat, saying gay marriage is the ‘right thing to do for a fairer and more equal Scotland’

A tribunal has found a police officer was 'oversensitive' and had an 'extreme' reaction after she said she felt 'very distressed' about outing herself on three separate occasions on police radio

UNAIDS says it was a backwards step for the Indian Supreme Court to recriminalize homosexuality and has called on all countries with similar laws to repeal them to aid in the global fight to eradicate the disease

Tensions over whether to allow a conscience vote on same-sex marriage are leading to in-fighting among Australian Government lawmakers with Senator Cory Bernardi attacking Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull over his advocacy for the reform

Central Station, Moscow’s largest gay bar, has been subjected to another attack, with the club’s roof dismantled this time – prompting the owner to write to Vladimir Putin to ask him to get the police to do their job

The Rev. Fred Nile – an outspoken Australian lawmaker who says marriage is only for creating children – has remarried at 79 to a woman who is 55

Protesters view the return of Section 377 as a setback for LGBTI equality in India

French official offers no reason why President Francois Hollande will be absent from Sochi

In acceptance of award from Auburn University, Apple CEO Tim Cook connects his experiences growing up in the US South to today's struggle for LGBTI rights

Jenny Harding's dog, Alice, will need her eye removed following the horrific ordeal in Guernsey

Amazon, The Home Depot and Sony on list of 26 brands which don’t make the mark for anti-gay consumers at Christmas

India’s Home Affairs Minister appears to have indicated the government will likely appeal the Supreme Court’s recriminalization of homosexuality in the courts rather than passing a bill to resolve the issue

The Bishops’ Conference of the national Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church has backed a doctrinal clarification which would allow priests to marry same-sex couples if they choose to, supporting a new liturgy so that they can marry in churches

Transgender US activists point to the pitfalls of the movement when compared to the successes for gays, lesbians, and bisexuals

The bill, which allows trans and intersex people to obtain a new birth certificate without surgery, was approved by a 6-2 vote by the committee

Right wing group Advance America has distributed leaflets to churches warning of 'dire consequences' should marriage equality prevail

BJP leader Rajnath Singh believes 'homosexuality is an unnatural act and cannot be supported'

Israel’s first memorial to the homosexual victims of the Nazis was inaugurated on Tuesday in a Tel Aviv park near the city’s Gay Center

Japan’s Supreme Court has ruled that a female-to-male transgender man must be recognized as the father of his child conceived with donor semen in a landmark decision

Ugandan lesbian Prossie N fled sexual abuse and persecution but has now been sent back by British authorities

A Lebanese TV show has targeted innocent LGBTI bar-goers by secretly filming them at a drag party

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: 'They deserve our respect and the benefits they are entitled to under the law'