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Gay rights campaigners will be holding a protest against the Putin ally and conductor on 7 November

UK supermarket's plan to put facial recognition advertizing at petrol stations has drawn condemnation from the LGBTI community as it could lead to violence

While the federal law will still stand, Arkhangelsk is the first region in the entirety of Russia to repeal a ban on 'gay propaganda'

Messages of support and scorn are flooding in as the Catholics, Church of Ireland and LGBTI campaigners have their say on a equal marriage referendum in 2015

Hawaii police union president Tenari Maafala has told the state legislature that he would rather die than enforce a proposed state law allowing same-sex couples to marry – although in what circumstance this would be necessary remains unclear

A revolutionary anal condom that simulates condom free sex is being trailed in Boston by the US National Institutes of Health in the hopes of encouraging more people to engage in safer sex

A new book claims Republican Senator Rob Portman asked to be taken off the list of potential vice-presidential running mates for Mitt Romney because he was concerned how running would affect his gay son

Homophobic Russian thugs have published a video showing their torture and humiliation of a South African student studying in the city of Belgorod, luring him to an apartment on the promise of sex

The Obamas cheer their home state for jumping over the biggest hurdle to become the 15th state in the US with marriage equality
 

15th state in the US with marriage equality.

Expected Senate approval will make Illinois 15th state in US with marriage equality

Democratic leader Harry Reid says Boehner 'fails to take into account the heartbreak and suffering' by LGBTI employees

A journalist and cameraman claimed they were repeatedly arrested, harrassed, and threatened for simply criticizing the Sochi Olympics

Amnesty International have called on the Russian authorities to arrest the masked men responsible for the violent attack in St Petersburg

Gay rights campaigners are asking people to bring torches to pierce the darkness of Russia's anti-gay oppression in a rally against conductor Valery Gergiev

A couple is suing New Jersey state Governor Chris Christie over their 'son's sexual identity confusion' that is making him suicidal

Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said he will be backing a same-sex marriage referendum likely to be held in 14 months time

The editors of the Sydney Morning Herald have called on Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow his MPs to vote with their consciences on same-sex marriage following a senior Government minister saying he believes his party room should revisit the issue

If a group of US philanthropists have their way the United States will have an LGBT specific national museum in the nation’s capital by 2018

Americans for Truth About Homosexuality spokesman Peter LaBarbera is glad Hallmark cut the word gay from the Christmas carol ‘Deck the Halls,’ saying ‘homosexual activists’ stole the word

Same-sex couples will not be able to marry in the Australian Capital Territory before the High Court of Australia hears the issue but some will marry before it rules
 

Lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin speaks passionately for bill before procedural vote

But passage is House of Representatives looks grim with Speaker John Boehner against the workplace protections for LGBTI employees

New challenge to sodomy charges against two 21-year-olds who were tortured and jailed without food or water

Would make history as first out governor of a US state if he wins 2014 gubernatorial election

After the chairman of Barilla said he could never use gay people in their ads as they were in favor of the 'traditional family', the company has now launched a 'diversity and inclusion' campaign

Tim Cook has urged the US Senate to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, saying allowing LGBT people to be who they are at work is good for business

Pro-LGBTI Christian pastors say homophobia goes against God’s love. Gay-friendly church services start in Nairobi

A referendum promised by Ireland's deputy PM Eamon Gilmore is likely to take place in autumn 2014 or spring 2015

After calls to attack a LGBT event at a HIV charity's offices were posted on social networks, two masked men opened fire and left a man and a woman in hospital