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The young men, aged 20 and 23, each received 83 lashes from a rattan cane.

May 23 2017 2:50 PM

Police rounded up 141 men in Jakarta, accused them of attending a "gay sex party," and charged them with violating antipornography laws.

May 22 2017 3:06 PM Updated

A court ruling set for Wednesday could make Taiwan the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

May 22 2017 1:56 PM

Many pro-LGBT marchers were evacuated by police to prevent confrontations with Orthodox believers protesting "LGBT propaganda".

May 22 2017 8:22 AM

With the U.S. dragging its feet, a small nation steps in.

May 19 2017 4:34 PM

Elena and Meg spent 10 months on the ocean in otder to be together, a story Elena shares in a new book.

May 19 2017 3:18 PM