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Controversial journalist and activist David Michael Miranda will now be part of Rio de Janeiro's leadership.

October 02 2016 10:13 PM

That’s the only reasonable explanation for why an LGBT march would be approved in Ivanovo, says infamously antigay lawmaker Vitaly Milonov. 

September 28 2016 5:06 PM

As activists push for change in the notoriously homophobic region, Aruba takes a big step in the right direction.

September 28 2016 6:46 AM

The women's game of rugby sevens took the world by storm in Rio, but it is still catching up with the men in terms of pay parity. 

September 23 2016 12:12 AM

A website that boasted an estimated 100,000 page views a day is now banned throughout the country.

September 22 2016 9:15 AM

The president endorses respect for all, "no matter their gender or race or religion or disability or sexual orientation."

September 20 2016 8:22 PM

First it was South Africa keeping homophobic minister Steven Anderson out. Botswana is now following suit.

September 20 2016 5:34 PM