WATCH: Step Into an Illegal Gay Wedding in Uganda
August 19 2014 6:01 PM ET

WATCH: Step Into an Illegal Gay Wedding in Uganda

Thom Senzee

Before Uganda's draconian antigay law was overturned earlier this month, a brave same-sex couple wed in a covert ceremony near Kampala.

Russian Neo-Nazi Sentenced to Five Years In Penal Colony, But Not For Antigay Attacks
August 19 2014 2:59 PM ET

Antigay Russian Neo-Nazi Sentenced to Five Years In Penal Colony

Thom Senzee

Notorious Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich was sentenced to five years in a penal colony, but prosecutors didn't even mention his well-documented violent attacks on men presumed to be gay.

40 Under 40: Filmmaker Fan Popo Screens Hope for LGBTs in China
August 19 2014 7:00 AM ET

Filmmaker Fan Popo Screens Hope for LGBTs in China

Daniel Reynolds

The Fighters: Meet Fan Popo, an activist filmmaker and director of the Beijing Queer Film Festival, an underground film event that is pushing for LGBT equality in China.

40 Under 40: Omar Sharif Jr. Carries Weight of the World With Substance, Dignity
August 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Omar Sharif Jr. Carries Weight of Arab World

Thom Senzee

The Fighters: Grandson of two famous actors, Omar Sharif Jr. follows in their footsteps on screen, but also works to improve lives of LGBT people in the Arab world.

40 Under 40: JoCasta Zamarripa and Carlos Menchaca Make Immigration a Local Issue
August 19 2014 5:00 AM ET

JoCasta Zamarripa and Carlos Menchaca Make Immigration Local

Trudy Ring

The Fighters: Two out lawmakers know that ignoring immigration reform would greatly harm LGBT citizens and noncitizens alike.

Thai Government Stops Same-Sex Couple at Border With Surrogate Baby
August 18 2014 6:18 PM ET

Thai Gov't Stops Same-Sex Couple at Border With Surrogate Baby

Mitch Kellaway

In the wake of two highly publicized scandals, the Thai government has banned commercial surrogacy and blocked foreign couples with surrogate children from leaving the country indefinitely.

Four Questions Reveal Horrifying Situation for LGBTs in Kenyan Refugee Camps
August 16 2014 1:00 PM ET

How to Help Mitigate LGBT Refugee Horrors in Kenyan Camps

Thom Senzee

Kuchu Diaspora Alliance founder Victor Mukasa needs help housing, providing health care for, and protecting Ugandan LGBT refugees in Kenya.

Popular Kenyan Musician Introduces Bill to Stone Foreign Gays to Death
August 15 2014 5:00 AM ET

Popular Kenyan Musician Wants Law to Stone Gays to Death

Thom Senzee

Reports suggest that Edward Onwong'a Nyakeriga's 'Stone-the-Gays' bill may be a non-starter.

What Are the Chances Uganda Will Just Pass a New Antigay Law?
August 14 2014 6:29 PM ET

What Are the Chances Uganda Will Just Pass a New Antigay Law?

Thom Senzee

Apparently hoping to skirt international critique while also appeasing rabidly antigay lawmakers in his own party, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is walking a fine line. 

WATCH: Documentary Uncovers Horrors Faced by Two Gay Iranian Refugees
August 14 2014 3:30 PM ET

WATCH: Uncovering Abuse Faced By Two Gay Iranian Refugees

Thom Senzee

Even after escaping Iran, two gay men awaiting asylum are unwilling to show their faces on camera in a first-of-its-kind documentary. 

Rights Groups in 'Recon' Mode Following U.S.-Africa Summit
August 13 2014 5:30 AM ET

Was the U.S.-Africa Summit a Bust for LGBT Equality?

Thom Senzee

After failing to win a seat at the table inside the summit, HRC and Human Rights First are sizing up the potential impact on the lives of LGBTs from the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

Is This British Gay Bar Discriminating Against Straight People?
August 12 2014 2:53 PM ET

Is This British Gay Bar Discriminating Against Straight People?

Daniel Reynolds

Locals are accusing the oldest gay bar in Brighton, England of advertising a discriminatory ban against straight patrons.

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