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Russia Fails to Block Same-Sex Spousal Benefits for U.N. Employees

Russia Fails to Block Same-Sex Spousal Benefits for U.N. Employees

Much to the chagrin of some of the world's most homophobic governments, lesbian, gay and bisexual staffers at the United Nations will be able to share benefits with their same-sex spouses.

Sweden Is Adding a Gender-Neutral Pronoun to Its Dictionary

What Is Sweden's New Gender-Neutral Pronoun?

'Hen' may be used to refer to someone whose gender is unknown.

A Sinner In Mecca, Doc About Gay Muslim on Hajj, Incites Hate

“To be honest, I expected this, but I didn’t expect so many so soon,” director Parvez Sharma said. “I totally planted my resolve. I have to do this. I have to do this because of this [hate].”

PHOTOS: What It Is to Be Transgender In Mexico City

PHOTOS: What It Is to Be Transgender In Mexico City

Renowned photographer Kike Arnal's photo book Bordered Lives shows us the everyday lives of seven trans people in and around Mexico City.

WATCH: Ugandan Legislators Angry $205K Spent on P.R. in Wake of Jail-the-Gays Law

Ugandan Lawmakers Angry At Pricey P.R. Post-Antigay Law

It turns out there were other costs to Uganda's now-overturned antigay law in addition to the economic and military sanctions imposed by the U.S. and European countries last year.

WATCH: How Jay Z Can Change Antigay Attitudes in Uganda

WATCH: How Jay Z Can Change Antigay Attitudes in Uganda

Prominent Ugandan LGBT rights leader Frank Mugisha has made a call to action for footballers, entertainers, and other celebrities.

WATCH: Adorable Irish 5-Year-Old Knows 'Love Is Love'

WATCH: Adorable Irish 5-Year-Old Knows 'Love Is Love'

And 'perfect makes perfect,' explains Ruby Gorry of Dublin.

What's Gay About the Irish?

What's Gay About the Irish?

Leprechauns are the tip of the iceberg.

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