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Mozambique Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relationships

Mozambique Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relationships

The African country overturned a 19th-century law forbidding 'vices against nature.'

Moroccan Mob Brutally Beats Alleged Trans Woman as Bystanders Watch

Morocco: Mob Beats 'Trans Woman' as Bystanders Watch

The victim, who has not been publicly identified, may nonetheless face jail time for homosexuality, which is illegal in Morocco.

Lesbian-Led U.S Women Are One Win Away From The World Cup!

Team USA Women One Win Away From The World Cup!

Jill Ellis's Team USA stunned the world's top-ranked team to advance to Sunday's World Cup Final.

PHOTOS: A Global Pride Explosion

PHOTOS: A Global Pride Explosion

Op-ed: If Change Can Come to LGBT America, It Can Happen in the Middle East

Op-ed: If Change Can Come Here, It Can Happen in Middle East

The experiences of a gay man in Bahrain demonstrate that things are difficult but not hopeless for LGBT people in homophobic nations.

ICE: Transgender Immigrants to Be Detained According to Gender Identity

New Immigration Guidelines Are Not Enough, Say Activists

A new memorandum from Immigration and Customs Enforcement indicates the agency will house transgender women in women's detention facilities.

CNN Mistakes Dildo-Decorated London Pride Parade Flag for ISIS Flag
June 29 2015 6:04 AM ET

That Time CNN Thought Dildos Were Arabic Letters

This flag, intended to resemble the ISIS militancy banner, featured dildos and butt plugs, and CNN didn't notice the difference. Really.

Op-ed: The Marriage Ruling Sends a Clear Message to the World

Op-ed: The Marriage Ruling Is Message to the World

The global community was paying attention to our Supreme Court on Friday. This Australian believes the ruling should pressure the world, including his resistant home country, to embrace LGBT rights.

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