LGBTI global news 24-7

The Moravian Church in North America’s Northern Province voted Sunday to allow gays and lesbians to become clergy and also to create a religious ceremony by which to bless same-sex unions

The Thessaloniki Pride march has grown from just a few hundred participants in its first year to thousands in 2014 despite protests by Orthodox Christian groups

Gay scouts past and present and their allies to participate in oldest LGBTI pride event in the US

'If the voters decide that they want gay marriage I’m not going to oppose it'

Chant has been used during Mexico's games when goalie for opposing team has the ball

In the US last year, 21% of bisexual men reported STD treatment compared to 12% for gay men and 2.3% of straight men

US cuts aid in response to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, President Yoweri Museveni responds with tax rises

Head of a new discrimination panel at the FA has said the governing body has hired gay, disabled and people of ethnic minorities

Shocking polls have previously revealed that Russians are overwhelmingly in favor of the 'gay propaganda' law, with 5% even saying LGBT people should be 'exterminated'

Victim was misgendered by the police report and her own family even after her death

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodríguez has told ambassador James Brewster to ‘take his gay pride elsewhere,’ after he released a video with his husband for Gay Pride Month

The Government of Mongolia is proposing to pass new laws protecting LGBTIs and ethnic minorities from hate crimes after a wave of attacks by neo-Nazis against vulnerable groups in recent years

Georgian opera singer Tamar Iveri has been ‘released from her contract’ with Opera Australia after it was revealed that a homophobic rant was posted by her Facebook account

'The gay lifestyle is just not an option for us, because of our own faith and our own values'

Democratic lawmaker Mike Michaud, who came out in 2013, was one of the grand marshalls of Maine’s 2014 gay pride parade

Archbishop of Singapore William Goh has attacked the LGBTI community, saying gay people need to be ‘restored to wholeness’

UK priest Jeremy Pemberton has had some of his duties as a priest revoked by bishops because he is in a same-sex marriage with another man

As part of the cathedral's celebration of LGBT pride month, Rev Dr Cameron Partridge will be the first transgender pastor to preach at the historic Washington National Cathedral

With shows opening in Australia next month, singer now claims 'very religious' husband who has a 'tough attitude' towards gays is responsible for posting the anti-gay rant last year

Approximately two years ago Mary Kristene Chapa and Mollie Judith Olgin, were found in Texas park; both shot in the head

'...It was imposed by courts. Just like the courts had to impose Dred Scott. Because they couldn’t do it on the country because the country didn’t agree with it'

'It is clear to me that discrimination of any form should not be tolerated and that committed gay and lesbian couples deserve the protections that only marriage can provide'

'As long as this widespread misunderstanding in the straight world about homosexuality persists, that it is a choice or a "lifestyle", not only will we never be fully accepted by society, some of us will remain unable to accept ourselves'

President Barack Obama has expanded social security, veterans and sick leave benefits to ensure they include gay people, even in states where gay marriage has not been legalized

Mexican soccer coach Miguel Herrera has defended fans using anti-gay slurs at matches, saying it is just part of their participation in the game

Singapore's highest Islamic authority cautions Muslims against adopting a 'confrontational approach' and that mosques 'must not be seen as a movement to oppose' LGBTIs

Former US senator from Pennsylvania remains outspoken foe of marriage equality

But nation's top diplomat acknowledges 'there’s cloud hanging over this journey right now' with anti-gay laws in Uganda, Russia and more

One of the Channel Islands is being told to 'pull its finger out' and give gay couples the right to marry