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Britain will be sending Anne, the Princess Royal, Lord Sebastian Coe and Culture Secretary Maria Miller, the politician responsible for same-sex marriage in England and Wales, to Russia

A billboard campaign by a church group and a local politician in Chiapas state is calling for Bible based law in Mexico – attacking abortion, gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has told a ministerial forum that it is not his government’s role to lead the people on LGBTI rights as new polling shows that 4 out of 5 Singaporeans still think gay relationships are almost always wrong

Conner Mertens, a kicker for Willamette University in Oregon, is believed to be first active college football player in US to come out

Gigi Chao has pleaded with her father for acceptance after years of him offering cash sums to the man who could convince his daughter to marry them

Daily Telegraph publishes rant by UKIP donor Demetri Marchessini claiming there is no such word as 'homophobic'

US right-wing pundits explode after watching same-sex marriages during the music awards ceremony

David Silvester, who blamed Britain's recent floods on gay marriage, has refused to apologize or step down as town councilor

Sochi Olympics sponsor came under fire after a social media campaign allowing you to personalize a Coke can - as long as it wasn't 'Gay'

India's Supreme Court rejected the notion it had committed a 'grave error of judgement' when it recriminalized homosexuality

Republican primary candidate for Illinois’ 9th congressional seat Susanne Atanus has been asked not to run by her party after she claimed God was punishing America for same-sex marriage with autism, dementia and extreme weather events

The offices of LGBTI rights group Alternative Cote d'Ivoire were ransacked by around 200 homophobic thugs on Saturday - smashing windows and stealing computers

House of Reps removes most controversial provision which also banned civil unions and domestic partnerships

London’s High Court is examining a newly-released email pointing to mayor Boris Johnson as the driving force behind a ban on anti-gay bus adverts. The Christian group behind the ads alleges Johnson used the ban to secure gay votes for re-election

LGBTI business audience and top UK energy leaders to discuss fracking, fuel prices, global oil politics and the environmental impact

Coca-Cola declines chance to comment after being pulled from awards. Gay advocates say they should condemn Russian homophobia

Chris Smith is ‘terribly disappointed’ in his father who chaired the committee responsible for pushing Indiana’s gay marriage ban proposal even ‘after all these years of knowing I am gay’

Europe joins North America and Australia as the only continents with no laws criminalizing gay sex

Israel’s Health Ministry has put forward a proposal to allow same-sex couples access to surrogacy in Israel while 65 babies born to surrogates in Thailand will begin to join their gay parents in Israel

Yoweri Museveni has told the backers of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill that he would only sign it if a team of scientists could prove people were homosexual by choice, but they have not given up on trying to bring the bill back

Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov says there are no gay people living in his city of 350,000 people – but says they would be welcome so long as they respect Russia’s ban on so-called homosexual propaganda to minors

Presently there are no suspects in the attack that left gay journalist Randy Gener unconscious, blocks away from his New York City home

Clothing line uses Olympic charter’s anti-discriminatory Principle 6 to show opposition to Russia’s ‘non-traditional sexual relations’ law, and has athletes on-side

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, presented a spoof weather forecast on BBC One pointing out other political parties also have members with similarly unorthodox beliefs

New Valentine’s Day campaign from ethical cosmetics company Lush promotes equal love in response to Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law

Coca-Cola's marketing campaign website wants fans to personalise virtual Coke cans to be shared on social media but bans the word "gay"

Protesters in Malaga staged a kiss-in to protest comments made by new Spanish Cardinal Fernando Sebastian Aguilar who said that homosexuality is a 'defect' which can be treated

1970s commercial selling love and Coca-Cola gets remade into protest about the Winter Olympics

Oklahoma state Representative Mike Turner thinks voters are 'willing to have that discussion about whether marriage needs to be regulated by the state at all'