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The New South Wales state Administrative Decisions Tribunal has ruled that the bashing of an LGBT activist by a man who had previously harassed him over his sexuality was not an act of vilification

A new poll shows that allowing same-sex couples to marry is the number one civil rights issue for Australians under 25 with only education and cost of living issues rating higher

Facing calls for a worldwide boycott, maker of Stolichnaya Vodka changes employee anti-discrimination rules to now include sexual orientation

Consulate even posts man's photo on its Facebook page and website

Guilty of espionage, theft and computer fraud in connection to leaking 700,000 confidential documents to WikiLeaks

Petition is being delivered to the International Olympic Committee calling on them to finally condemn the treatment of LGBT people in Russia

National Diversity Awards 2013 have announced their shortlist, including numerous gay-friendly businesses and personalities

Cecile advertised her offer on E-Loue, a very popular website. Its co-founder assures 'she's not doing anything illegal'

A mother is furious after her son was attacked in a Florida Walmart for wearing a 'girly' headpiece

LGBT young people are being left traumatized, with some reportedly committing suicide, after they are captured by neo-Nazis and humiliated in front of video cameras

Lithuania’s Central Electoral Commission has blocked moves by LGBT rights foes to have voters decide whether so-called ‘homosexual propaganda’ should be banned like they are in Russia

Openly gay New South Wales state MP for Sydney Alex Greenwich has called on Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister to speak out against the treatment of LGBTs in Russia

US anti-abortion group the National Right To Life Committee has disendorsed their Cleveland chapter over its campaigning against same-sex marriage in a sign of a diversifying of views in the ‘pro-life’ movement

The Rev. Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party has claimed that heterosexual couples are oppressed in Australia because same-sex couples earn more on average in an election infographic

At the end of August, the National Black Justice Coalition will sponsor a tribute to the 1963 March on Washington and the out gay man behind it, Bayard Rustin

Wants 'explicit, written guarantee from Russian President Vladimir Putin that visitors to the Olympics will be safe'

 Ernest Dronenburg had insisted that the marriages were still illegal

LGBT activists 1, Catholic Church 0, as religious extremists battle to get same-sex marriage banned in Croatia, LGBT people are celebrating the government pledging to give them civil unions

Dutch football team fights against homophobia in sport as they celebrate Gay Pride in the Netherlands

After a long four-month wait, Uruguay is officially the second South American country where gay couples are free to marry

Advocates for marriage equality in Australia have released polling that shows gay marriage will be a big issue for swing voters when they go to the polls 7 September

New Zealand man Chris Olwage has been picked to be Mr Gay World 2013 following on New Zealander Andy Derleth’s 2012 win

A Pentecostal preacher in Nigeria has been jailed after admitting to having sex with one of his congregants and could potentially be imprisoned for up to 14 years for the offense

While he balks at having minors taking 'ex-gay' therapy, Alan Chambers wants adults to have the choice

Rainbow flag that was torn down from John Hill's New Orleans home had been put up the day the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down

Politicians and activists held a memorial this weekend for the 2009 shooting at Bar Noar gay youth center that left two dead and a dozen injured
 

An airport shuttle bus driver in Albuquerque, New Mexico, told a gay couple holding hands ‘if you’re going to do that, you’re going to the back of the bus’

Opposition leader and ex-deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal in 2008 sodomy case to be challenged in Court of Appeal

Gay Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham offers harsh words for the anti-LGBT policies of Russia, the home of next year's Winter Olympics