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Originally believed to be South African, the Swazi student was made to strip, simulate oral sex with a beer bottle and had his head forcibly shaved

‘I am THOROUGHLY offended, mad, pissed off and hurt that THIS is what her kids will grow up learning and that I served in the Marines to keep ignorant people like them free'

Luxembourg City mayor Xavier Bettel will become the world’s third openly gay or lesbian national leader after his Democratic Party did unexpectedly well in October elections

The World Council of Churches’ 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea, has closed with an appeal for LGBTI non-discrimination and inclusion

A bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the Australian state of New South Wales has failed in a narrow vote of 19 to 21

Annual portfolio of LGBT figures unveiled by Out Magazine

Governor had pushed hard for passage - marriages can begin next month

 Jeydon Loredo:  'I want them to remember me, but also remember me as I really am'

As thousands of gay couples in England and Wales are frustrated over having to wait a year to get married, Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has called on the government to speed up

Firefighter has been accused of giving a handshake to his colleague described as 'perverted' and 'insulting'

South-eastern Asian country is on the road to equal marriage as the government gives same-sex couples the right to live together and hold blessing ceremonies

LGBTI rights campaigner Sam Ganafa is expected to appear in court but supporters still don’t know what charges he will face

Northern Ireland Health Minister claims it is 'natural order' for a man and a woman to raise a child as gay people can 'resist urges'

Gays are being targeted by Islamist elements within the Syrian Opposition forces, and refugees have spoken of being blackmailed, robbed and tortured and of friends being taken away and killed by foreign fighters

A group of active and retired US gay and lesbian military service members have held a wreath laying ceremony to mark Veterans Day at the grave site of the first man to out himself in the military to fight the ban on gays surving

A new poll has found that more Americans feel it is acceptable for teenagers to wear clothing with the flag of the side that lost the Civil War to school than the gay rainbow pride flag

US evangelist Pat Robertson has told a viewer to ask her 16-year-old gay son if he has been molested at school in understanding his sexuality but also admits it could be a biological thing

Jennifer Neuman-Roper won court order to marry longtime partner

For the second time in a week, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama congratulate a US state for making gay marriage legal

Island state will become 16th in the US to have marriage equality

As part of a crackdown on the lesbian community in the West African country, five women were celebrating a birthday party when police raided a restaurant and charged them with homosexuality

Student, 15, with two lesbian moms asks historically LGBTI friendly Apple to remove insulting definition of ‘gay’ from its dictionary

A journalist had interviewed a gay geography teacher who had been fired from his position for his sexuality

Researcher discovers isolation and depression makes lesbians, gays and bisexuals an easy target for drugs and alcohol consumption

A third gender will recognize hijra, often seen as similar to trans or intersex people, in all official government documents

Anti-gay abortion protestor bursts balloon for saying Christ loves LGBTI people

Celebrities and politicians joined thousands of parade-goers at the fifth annual LGBTI rights march

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has today put forward an amendment to ensure religious disability care providers cannot legally discriminate against LGBTI people as clients or employees in the state of New South Wales (NSW)

The Ultra-Orthodox Jewish mayor of the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh has claimed there are no gay people living in his city so LGBTI activist have planned a pride march for the mayor Thursday