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Court: Russian LGBT Teen Page's Administrator Violated 'Propaganda' Ban

Court: Russian LGBT Teen Page's Admin Violated 'Propaganda' Ban

Journalist Lena Klimova has been fined 50,000 rubles for running an online resource for LGBT youth.

Op-ed: LGBT Visibility at Davos Must Grow in 2016

Op-ed: LGBT Visibility at Davos Must Grow in 2016

Much ado has been made about LGBT inclusion at this year's World Economic Forum, but where are the LGBT programs?

Op-ed: Straightwashing 'Pride' Is a Crime Against History

Op-ed: To Straightwash Pride Is a Crime Against History

The 1980s was a time when LGBT Brits were legally silenced, so why silence them in 2015?

India Sees Passionate Protests Against 'Transphobic' Storyline in New Film

India Sees Passionate Protests Against 'Transphobic' Storyline in New Film

New film I's popular director and star cannot shake activists who are demanding an apology for the movie's demeaning, hypersexual portrayal of a trans woman.

Hateful 'Parody' of Trans-Inclusive Bathroom Signs Pollute U.K. Campus

Transphobic 'Parody' of Bathroom Signs Pollute U.K. Campus

The sign, which misgenders and leans on tired myths about trans women as inherently 'threatening,' has been swiftly denounced and removed as its creator remains anonymous.

Being a Gay Man in Egypt Is 'Terrifying and Thrilling'

Being a Gay Man in Egypt Is 'Dangerous and Thrilling'

Egypt's president has put the entire LGBT population on notice that its members are targets. In December dozens of gay men felt the heel of his government's boot during a bathhouse raid.

ISIS Throws Two 'Gay' Men to Deaths from Tower

ISIS Throws Two 'Gay' Men to Deaths from Tower

As ISIS begins to lose its early military gains, the extremist group has stepped up its executions of gays and others charged of "morals crimes."

Ireland's Health Minister Leo Varadkar Comes Out

Ireland's Health Minister Leo Varadkar Comes Out

The man who may be Ireland's next prime minister came out as gay.

Anti-Sodomy Laws 'Breed Intolerance,' Says U.N. Chief

Anti-Sodomy Laws 'Breed Intolerance,' Says U.N. Chief

The U.N. Secretary General criticized laws that criminalize sodomy in a speech given in India, which recently reinstated its own ban on same-sex sex.

Thailand Touts Accepting Society in Establishing "Third Gender" in Constitution

Thailand's New Constitution to Recognize "Third Gender"

Thailand, known worldwide for its vibrant trans culture, has still struggled to legally protect its trans citizens -- but a new constitution may be the first step towards change.

Gambian President: U.S. Leads 'Evil Empire of Homosexuals'

Gambian President: U.S. Leads 'Evil Empire of Homosexuals'

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh's latest antigay rant channels Ronald Reagan, claiming LGBT people and supportive Western nations like the U.S. are the 'evil empire.'

26 Men Arrested in Egypt's 'Gay' Bathhouse Raid Acquitted of Debauchery

26 Acquitted in Egypt's 'Gay' Bathhouse Raid 

Acquittals are rare in Egypt, and prosecutors have already filed an appeal. Meanwhile, attorneys for the acquitted men are seeking their release.

Marriage Equality Among David Cameron's Proudest Achievements

Marriage Equality Tops David Cameron's Proudest Achievements

Bucking some of his own party's loudest critics, the U.K.'s Conservative Party prime minister is unflinching and unapologetic about his support for LGBT equality.

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