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Continuing problems in the global media’s coverage of violence against gender-variant people plague the reporting on the murder and mutilation of a 38-year-old trans man in Tokyo.

November 18 2015 7:03 PM

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the nation's first openly LGBT governor, is responding to growing anti-refugee sentiment with a welcoming warmth. 

November 18 2015 4:34 PM

Which U.S. businesses are the most LGBT-friendly? The Human Rights Campaign has the answers.

November 18 2015 4:02 PM

After the attacks in Paris, one young man from Phoenix says he's feeling backlash on a popular gay hookup app.

November 18 2015 9:09 AM

Irish gays have gotten to the pot of marriage equality gold, and other equality measures are forthcoming, government officials say.

November 17 2015 4:22 PM

Celebrations begin in the Republic of Ireland, although the first weddings must wait at least one more day.

November 16 2015 9:16 AM

During a concert in Stockholm, Madonna honored the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, and shed tears.

November 16 2015 8:33 AM

Takei battles discrimination and ignorance on social media.

November 14 2015 4:29 PM

Prominent LGBT people joined the reaction across social media to attacks in France.

November 13 2015 10:06 PM