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The former boxing promoter, who recently came out as a trans woman, has a history of anti-gay views

The number of Americans who say they know someone who's gay has skyrocketed to over 70% over the last 15 years, and those who do are almost twice as likely to support same-sex marriage

Online petitioners and gay rights advocates want Facebook to speak out against bigotry and make an equal or greater contribution to Republican Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes's opponent, Charles Stormont

Up to 28 people could face jail or expulsion from Lebanon after two raids on hammams believed by police to be meeting spaces for gay and bisexual men

One victim handed over £15,000 ($25,000, €19,000) to the blackmailers

Gay Christian rock star says she wants to come out to help young people in the church who could be affected by extremist homophobic pastors

C1 Financial has become the first publicly traded American bank to have an openly gay man to head the company in CEO Trevor Burgess

Ida Keeling, 99, has become the first ever person in the 95-99 age category to run 100 meters in an internationally certified race at the Gay Games in Cleveland this week, setting a world record

Singapore’s Police Force has refused to give a permit for this weekend’s Pink Run, claiming the event was not in the interest of maintaining public order

'Genderless marriage, after all, necessarily undermines the importance of, and eliminates the Commonwealth's preference for, children being raised by both their mother and father'

Group 'condemns all laws, regulations and rules or practices that discriminate' against an LGBT person

Nathon Bailey and victim were to be married soon - Phillips' ex is suspect in Minnesota slaying and remains a fugitive

Parliament’s legal affairs committee rejected the Anti-Homosexuality Bill finding it to come into conflict with international interests

Iowa teen's final wish was not fully fulfilled as a decades-old policy stopped someone from using an organ he no longer needed

The Williams Institute has crunched the numbers and is suggesting that legalizing same-sex marriage in the state would result in an additional $53.2 million in spending in the state – generating jobs and tax revenue

Artist will use hookup apps like Grindr and Scruff to ask men to meet up with him in public spaces as part of a performance art piece

Chou Shu-chi and Wang Shu-yi are raising twins together but the Taiwanese Government refuses to recognize Wang as a legal guardian of her children as she was not the birth mother

Auckland, New Zealand has been named the host city for the 2016 Asia Pacific Outgames, with the international LGBTI sporting competition to take place during that year’s Auckland Pride Festival

Victim Bryan Higgins was known to friends and family as Feather Lynn

Victim Kelly Phillips and suspect Lyle 'Ty' Hoffman had broken up but remained business partners until recently

High court intervention last resort after appeals court denies delay in ruling that struck down marriage ban

The ‘Turkish baths’ in Beirut saw a police raid after a tip-off they were a meeting place for gay sex. Men remain in custody awaiting charges

Court records have emerged that may reveal why one Texan went from social conservative lobbyist to homophobic nutter

Two men are believed to have been put to death for 'consensual sodomy'. One source indicates the two men were put to death in order to ‘promote community safety’

Westboro Baptist Church has threatened to picket the funeral of the late actor, saying he was a 'fag enabler'

The right wing Christian News Network have accused the United Church of Christ of practicing apostasy for their involvement in this year’s Gay Games in Cleveland, Ohio this month

Israel’s Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar has announced that gay and lesbian Jews will be allowed to bring their spouses with them when they immigrate to Israel – even if their spouse is not Jewish

Freida Hurdle had wanted to wait until after partner's daughter's wedding to get married herself

'I’m not prepared to enter into a fabricated debate about trans people’s right to exist/express themselves.'