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Nearly 20,000 people have signed a petition in protest of the gay singer's 'lewd acts' and 'LGBT rights' activism.

November 28 2015 1:11 PM

Groups working on behalf of LGBT Ugandans say the bill is targeting them.

November 26 2015 3:06 PM

Gay and bisexual men are still banned for life from donating blood in the U.S.

November 26 2015 1:58 PM

It's unclear whether Ted Cruz really meant to imply the U.S. should ban foreign aid to countries that use the death penalty for gays and lesbians.

November 26 2015 1:10 PM

The Jerusalem LGBT community mourns the death by suicide of a pioneering transgender activist and business owner.

November 26 2015 11:24 AM

Let's talk about the real definition of the s word.

November 25 2015 8:44 AM

The Canadian government is expected to announce it will accept single gay Syrian refugees but reject 'lone males' as part of changes to its immigration policy.

November 24 2015 8:56 AM

Turkey's military has done away with an unscientific, invasive exam which seeks to "prove" that potential military conscripts are gay, and therefore ineligible for service.   

November 23 2015 4:38 PM

LGBT people across Uganda are calling on Pope Francis to address the country's rampant homophobia and to call for tolerance and acceptance.

November 23 2015 9:27 AM