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Convictions of "buggery" and "indecency" will remain for now, thanks to wrangling in London.

October 21 2016 3:27 PM

Donald Trump failed to reverse his imploding campaign during Wednesday night's debate. The candidate did manage to bring up an important issue that Hillary Clinton will have to address after she's (likely) elected.

October 20 2016 12:57 AM

The 20th annual Existrans march for transgender and intersex people and their supporters was held over the weekend in Belleville à Châtelet in the French capital.

October 19 2016 1:05 PM

Although organizers claimed their demonstration attracted 200,000 marchers, French police estimated the crowd at closer to 24,000 people.

October 18 2016 1:52 AM

"Why should gay Australians be submitted to any other lawmaking process than any other Australians?" asked Bill Shorten, a straight ally member of Parliament who opposes a referedum.

October 11 2016 4:28 PM

Paragraph 175, which outlawed homosexual acts, remained on the books until 1994.

October 10 2016 6:22 PM

The pope tried to clarify his widely condemned beliefs about "gender theory."

October 03 2016 3:49 PM