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50 Olympians past and present have signed a global petition calling on Russia to stop its crack down on LGBT people that is fueling anti-gay violence in the country

Initially filed on behalf of two couples, case will now represent all same-sex couples in the state who cannot legally marry

Mike Pence: 'Let me say I support traditional marriage'

Berlin’s Rainbow Flame is set to be a focus for worldwide opposition to Russia’s anti-LGBTI laws during the Sochi Olympics but is dangerously short of cash

Health experts are warning gay and bisexual men in the UK are at risk of Shigella, a bacterial infection that can make you feel like you're 'dying'

Founder of a VK page, which encourages gay teens to write letters and share their stories, could be facing a huge fine

Doctors are calling it a 'public health nightmare', with a disproportionate number of gay and bisexual men having unprotected sex while they're high

DUP politician confronted a doctor over an email he sent blaming the political party's conservative views for gay and lesbian people killing themselves

The leaders of the Anglican Church in Uganda and Kenya have warned the Church of England to back off on LGBTI issues after the Archbishop of Canterbury reminded them of their responsibility to support and care for gay people

Ivan Okhlobystin, the actor and former Russian Orthodox priest who said he wanted to ‘burn homosexuals alive,’ is being taken to court over those comments by a gay activist

Bulgarian lawmakers have thrown out a law which would have ended LGBTI people’s freedom of expression and freedom to assembly with even more severe punishments than Russia’s ban on so-called homosexual propaganda

Respect After Death Act calls for authentic gender identity to be reflected on death certificates

Henry Waxman, whose California district long included West Hollywood, to retire after 40 years in office

James Wharton, a friend of Prince Harry, will receive the Freedom of the City of London accolade for his work to end homophobic bullying in schools

Dr Philip Lee has put forward a proposal to stop any immigrants with HIV or Hepatitis B from entering the UK

Gay rights activists have claimed Olympics organizers are inviting the duo to perform to stop the outrage over gay propaganda laws

Wife of man accused of striking gay man with a crowbar in Oregon was found guilty of obstructing the course of justice

Lesbian penned a heartfelt letter to her father pleading with her to recognize her wife as a human being

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

Two men have been given suspended sentences for two years after they admitted to brutally attacking a trans woman until she was on the ground

New Zealand has unanimously passed a motion to support the LGBTI community in Russia and all athletes competing at the Olympic Games

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have promoted openly lesbian Marianne Ryan as commander of the Alberta province Mounties – making her the first LGBTI person to lead the province’s police force

The head of the global Anglican Communion has written to African bishops to tell them to treat LGBTI people with dignity ahead of a trip to Africa

Tunisian Chiheb Esseghaier, accused over an alleged plot to derail a train between the US and Canada, has ranted against same-sex marriage while defending himself without a lawyer

2012 law protects minors from mental health treatments that claim to be able to change a young person’s sexual orientation

Dick Pound: 'Not that I approve of the law, but putting it on a scale of 1-10 of odious laws, it’s not way up there near 10'

HRC's Chad Griffin says US president also 'side-stepped' commitment to sign executive order prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors

Human Rights Watch have called on the country's government to deal with the 'nightmare' for LGBTI people

Two Islamic courts were forced to suspend the trials after an angry mob pelted the suspects with stones and called for their deaths