5 Times the U.N. Resolved, Then Failed, to End Homophobia Worldwide
October 01 2014 5:00 AM ET

5 Times the U.N. Resolved, Then Failed, to End Homophobia

Thom Senzee

As the United Nations Human Rights Council last week passed another resolution condemning discrimination against LGBT people, it's time to ask whether past efforts have made a difference.

PHOTOS: What Pride Looks Like in a Still-Hesitant Serbia
September 29 2014 7:04 PM ET

PHOTOS: What Pride Looks Like in a Still-Hesitant Serbia

Advocate.com Editors

It took an army of cops to make Belgrade's first Pride event in four years come off safely, holding back antigay and nationalist demonstrators threatening to disrupt the parade.

Russia's Highest Court Upholds So-Called LGBT Propaganda Law
September 28 2014 1:36 PM ET

Russia's Highest Court Upholds Ban on 'Gay Propaganda'

Michelle Garcia

The Constitutional Court of Russia says the LGBT propaganda law prevents the country from acting like other European countries that have 'deformed traditional values of family and marriage.'

Grindr Sounds Alarm on Egypt's Antigay Witch Hunt
September 27 2014 6:34 AM ET

How Egypt's New President Is Using Grindr

Thom Senzee

In an effort to appear 'more Islamic than the Islamists,' Egypt's new regime is cracking down on LGBT people — going so far as posing as gay men looking to hook up on Grindr.

Pride & Glory
September 26 2014 6:00 AM ET

Pride & Glory

Ross von Metzke

An unlikely alliance between a group of gay and lesbian activists and striking miners makes for one of the year’s most inspiring films.

WATCH: Chinese 'Ex-Gay Therapy' Survivor Fights to End Practice
September 25 2014 5:05 PM ET

'Ex-Gay Therapy' Survivor Fights to End Practice in China

Thom Senzee

After a clinic tried using electrical shocks to 'cure' him of being gay, Xiao Zhen is suing both the clinic and the search engine that led him there.

Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?
September 23 2014 3:00 PM ET

Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?

Annie Hollenbeck

With the nation's extreme climate issues, migrant worker problems, and criminalization of homosexuality, Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup is not looking good.

Ugandan LGBT-rights Activist Granted Asylum
September 21 2014 4:19 PM ET

Ugandan LGBT-rights Activist Granted Asylum

Thom Senzee

Despite the repeal of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, John "Longjones" Wambere and U.S. officials feel his home country isn't a safe place for LGBT people — especially for activists, such as he, who have been evicted and threatened with violence.

Boys Wear Skirts to Class in Protest After School Fines Trans Girl for Wearing Skirt
September 20 2014 11:02 AM ET

Boys Wear Skirts to Class in Protest After School Fines Trans Girl for Wearing Skirt

Mitch Kellaway

When a trans student was fined by her Rio de Janeiro high school for wearing a skirt, her classmates hatched a plan.

Turkey's First Trans Reporter Fired After Alleged Dispute Over Lipstick
September 20 2014 8:05 AM ET

Turkey's First Trans Reporter Fired After Alleged Dispute Over Lipstick

Mitch Kellaway

Supporters of Michelle Demishevich have begun wearing red lipstick in protest of her termination from Turkey's IMC TV.

Grindr Responds to Reports Egyptian Cops Using App to Ensnare Gay Men
September 20 2014 7:00 AM ET

Grindr Responds to Reports Egyptian Cops Using App to Ensnare Gays

Thom Senzee

Grindr assures users it is mindful and vigilant about safety concerns, and supports LGBT equality around the globe.

QueerFest St. Petersburg a Success Despite Evictions, Attacks
September 20 2014 4:21 AM ET

Russian QueerFest Prevails in Face of Intimidation

Thom Senzee

Organizers of the International Queer Culture Festival in St. Petersburg gracefully faced down bullies with courage, determination and help from police, American and European diplomatic missions, as well as friendly passersby.

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