Finally: Russia's First Nonviolent Pride Event
July 30 2014 7:21 PM ET

Russian City Hosts Pride With Shocking Outcome

Thom Senzee

St. Petersburg, the city that gave birth to Russia's first antigay law, has now held Russia's first Pride rally without violence.

Uganda: Program for Male Rape Victims Threatened by Antigay Law
July 29 2014 11:49 AM ET

Uganda: Program for Male Rape Victims Threatened

Thom Senzee

Ironically, the same Ugandan police forces expressing willingness to help male victims of rape overcome stigma have been accused as perpetrators of assault against LGBT Ugandans.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Apologizes for Supporters' Antigay Attack
July 28 2014 3:28 PM ET

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Apologizes for Supporters' Antigay Attack

Daniel Reynolds

LGBT rights activists were met with open hostility at Ford Fest, an annual celebration thrown by the controversial mayor.

PHOTOS: Help Copenhagen Celebrate 25 Years of Legal Recognition
July 28 2014 3:20 PM ET

PHOTOS: Help Copenhagen Celebrate 25 Years of Legal Recognition

Advocate.com Editors

The world's very first same-sex couple to be legally recognized got hitched in 1989. Help the couple celebrate their silver anniversary by sending your own photos.

Russia Declares St. Petersburg LGBT Group 'Foreign Agent'
July 24 2014 2:49 PM ET

Russia Declares Gay Group 'Foreign Agent'

Thom Senzee

By requiring Coming Out Russia to register as a 'foreign agent,' a judge has severely hampered the advocacy efforts of the group, it says.

Saudi Man's 'Gay' Tweets Earn 450 Lashes, Jail Time
July 24 2014 1:42 PM ET

Saudi Man's 'Gay' Tweets Earn 450 Lashes, Jail Time

Thom Senzee

A Saudi man, age 24, will be flogged 450 times for allegedly being gay and tweeting about it. He will also be imprisoned for three years.

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet
July 24 2014 9:07 AM ET

Op-ed: When It Comes to Stopping HIV, There Is No Silver Bullet

Adam Frankel

There is no one solution to eradicating HIV, but PrEP is a tool that not enough can access.

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis
July 24 2014 7:45 AM ET

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis

Theo Milonopoulos

While a plane went down in Ukraine carrying several HIV and AIDS advocates likely due to Russian-backed separatists, Russia grapples with its own spike in HIV cases.

Top Indian Athlete Banned From Competing Over 'Failed' 'Gender Test'
July 23 2014 3:41 PM ET

Top Indian Athlete Banned From Competing Over 'Failed' 'Gender Test'

Mitch Kellaway

Questions swirl after sprinter Duttee Chand was required to take a career-halting hormone test. Will she be allowed to run again?

Petition Urges Obama: Disinvite Uganda's Antigay President
July 23 2014 3:20 PM ET

Should Obama Host Uganda’s Antigay President at Summit?

Thom Senzee

LGBT ally Milton Allimadi's Change.org petition calls on the U.S. president to exclude Museveni for homophobic remarks, alleged war crimes, and signing Uganda's draconian antigay law.

Op-ed: Why Malaysia Flight 17 Could Hurt LGBT Ukrainians
July 23 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Malaysia Flight 17 Could Hurt LGBT Ukrainians

Thom Senzee

Ratcheted-up support following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 could result in less pressure on Kiev to protect and respect LGBT Ukrainians.

Kyrgyzstan Has Invented a Harsher Antigay Law Than Russia
July 22 2014 6:54 PM ET

Which Country Managed to Create an Antigay Law Harsher Than Russia's?

Thom Senzee

Having run out of domestic options, Kyrgyzstani LGBT activists seek international pressure on leaders to back away from a proposed draconian antigay law.

Pride Photos: Munich Cuts Loose
July 22 2014 4:06 AM ET

Pride Photos: Munich Cuts Loose

Advocate.com Editors

Germany loves Gay Pride, and each city takes its turn with huge parades and festivals.

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