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26 'Gay' Men Arrested at Cairo Bathhouse Caged for Court Appearance
December 24 2014 4:08 PM ET

26 'Gay' Men Arrested at Cairo Bathhouse Caged for Court Appearance

Thom Senzee

The men who were arrested December 2 appeared in court Sunday, weeping and asking for belief in their innocence.

China: Court Rules 'Gay Conversion' Clinic Must Pay Victim
December 24 2014 3:29 PM ET

China: Court Rules 'Ex-Gay' Clinic Must Pay Victim

Thom Senzee

LGBT advocates are hailing a court decision in favor of a victim of 'conversion therapy' as a victory for the community.

Zimbabwe: 35 Injured in Attack on LGBT Group's Holiday Party
December 24 2014 2:13 PM ET

Zimbabwe: 35 Injured in Attack on LGBT Group's Holiday Party

Thom Senzee

A gathering of LGBT people in Zimbabwe's capital city of Harare was attacked by armed men over the weekend, sending many to the hospital.

3 Arrested in Latest Surge of Gambia's Antigay Witch Hunt
December 23 2014 5:17 PM ET December 23 2014 9:23 PM ET

U.S. Suspends Some Aid as Gambia's Antigay Witch Hunt Intensifies

Thom Senzee

Gambia's notoriously homophobic head of state who said in May, 'I will kill them,' has LGBT Gambians on the run. Now the U.S. has imposed sanctions against Gambia.

Amnesty Disappointed with Ireland's New Trans Bill
December 21 2014 8:00 AM ET

Amnesty Disappointed with Ireland's New Trans Bill

Thom Senzee

Though happy it's being delivered before the end of the year as promised, Amnesty International says Ireland's gender-recognition bill will need amendments to make it good.

WATCH: Partner of Sydney Siege Hero Tori Johnson Remembers His 'Soulmate'
December 19 2014 6:34 PM ET

Sydney Siege Hero's Partner Remembers His 'Soulmate'

Thom Senzee

Australians and the world are hearing from the long-term partner of Tori Johnson, being called a hero of Tuesday's café hostage situation in Sydney, and in the process learning that some heroes are gay.

Ireland Will Ask Its Voters for Marriage in May
December 19 2014 3:02 PM ET

Ireland Will 'Pop the Question' to Voters in May

Thom Senzee

Ireland appears poised to follow Scotland and may soon become the 18th country to legalize marriage for same-sex couples.

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland
December 19 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

Jukka Kurttila

The art of Touko Laaksonen, or Tom of Finland, may have played a role in the recent passage of marriage equality in his Nordic motherland.

Venezuelan LGBT Advocate Murdered in Caracas
December 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Venezuelan LGBT Advocate Murdered in Caracas

Thom Senzee

Givineth Soto was a psychologist, LGBT advocate, mother, and wife. Her widow won't be recognized as such by the government.

Leaked 'The Interview' Scene Puts James Franco in Bed With Kim Jong-Un
December 18 2014 7:57 PM ET

Maybe Kim Jong-Un Was Mad About The Interview's Gay Scene

Advocate Contributors

James Franco finds a way to end up in bed with a guy — that guy being Kim Jong-Un.

WATCH: Report Finds Russian Police Ignore Anti-LGBT Violence
December 17 2014 4:30 PM ET December 18 2014 1:56 PM ET

WATCH: Report Finds Russian Police Ignore Antigay Violence

Thom Senzee

Complete with a video exposing the unbearable violence and harassment LGBT Russians endure, an 85-page report reveals more than a year of suffering under a nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

WATCH: Gay Hero of Sydney Siege Wrestled With Gunman
December 16 2014 2:45 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Hero of Sydney Siege Wrestled With Gunman

Thom Senzee

Although they note that Tori Johnson is survived by a 'partner,' few mainstream media reports mention that he was a gay man who gave his life for others during a hostage situation in Sydney.

Scotland's Marriage Equality Starts Today
December 16 2014 1:49 PM ET

This Week: A First for Marriage Equality in Scotland

Thom Senzee

It took decades of struggle, campaigning, and coalition-building by equal marriage activists and supporters to reach today's historic celebrations and nuptials.

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