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Egyptian Police Arrest, Humiliate 'Gay' Men at Cairo Bathhouse
December 09 2014 5:17 PM ET

Scores of Men Arrested at 'Gay' Bathhouse in Egypt

Thom Senzee

A late-night raid of a Cairo bathhouse included a humiliating march in the nude to police vans outside.

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'
December 09 2014 1:42 PM ET

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'

Mitch Kellaway

A community of Australia's aboriginal trans men is finding its voice through telling 'yarns' and raising awareness of life at the intersections of trans and indigenous identities.

5 Ways Victoria's New Equality Minister Is Making It Better for LGBT Aussies
December 08 2014 5:15 PM ET

5 Ways Australia's New Equality Minister Is Making It Better

Thom Senzee

Martin Foley says same-sex couples will be able to adopt and religious groups in Victoria won't be able to discriminate against LGBT workers.

LGBT Activists Protest at Seoul City Hall Over Delay of Human Rights Charter
December 08 2014 3:19 PM ET

LGBT Activists Stage Sit-in at Seoul City Hall

Thom Senzee

The city dropped plans to adopt a new human rights charter after church groups objected to the inclusion of protections for LGBT people.

WATCH: Russian 'Documentary' Claims Americans Love Showing Gay Porn to Kids
December 06 2014 6:05 AM ET

WATCH: Russian TV Claims Americans Love Showing Gay Porn to Kids

Thom Senzee

A Kremlin-backed 'documentary' either willfully misled viewers to think American parents plaster their children's walls with gay porn, or Russian producers are painfully unaware of satire. 

Gambian Officials Prize Homophobia Over Foreign Aid
December 05 2014 7:33 PM ET

Gambian Officials Prize Homophobia Over Foreign Aid

Thom Senzee

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh is relishing his newfound recognition as Africa's most antigay head of state, taking a pass on millions in foreign aid in order to keep his new 'jail the gays' law.

Two Arrested for Beating Gay Man Singing 'Wicked' Tunes on Tram
December 04 2014 7:03 PM ET

Arrests Made in Wicked Gay Bashing

Thom Senzee

Jean Claude Manseau and Jake Heaton were victims of a homophobic attack in England because someone didn't like the idea of gay men singing show tunes.

Latvian Lawmaker Tweets 'Thank God' Nazis Shot Gays
December 04 2014 3:54 PM ET

Latvian Lawmaker Tweets 'Thank God' Nazis Shot Gays

Thom Senzee

Inga Priede, a member of Latvia's parliament and former Unity Party leader, thinks the Nazis had a great demographics-improvement program that included killing homosexuals.

U.S. Trans Activist Deported From Australia as Reality Show Tries to Film
December 04 2014 1:39 PM ET

Australian TV Tries to Film Trans Activist's Deportation

Mitch Kellaway

The saga continues for Monica Jones, who is now fighting alleged 'procedural misconduct' by Australian immigration officials who she claims alerted a reality TV show that she would be deported.

Gay Mayor's Election Marks Poland's Steady Stride Toward Acceptance
December 03 2014 4:25 PM ET

Poland Elects First Out Mayor

Thom Senzee

Polish voters proved they're more interested in growing their economy than clinging to homophobia when they elected an out gay lawmaker mayor.

E.U. Court Rules Against 'Gay Tests' for Asylum Seekers
December 03 2014 1:38 PM ET

E.U. Court Rules Against 'Gay Tests' for Asylum Seekers

Thom Senzee

E.U. member nations may no longer require sexuality "tests" for asylum seekers claiming that they are LGBT and face persecution at home.

PHOTOS: World AIDS Day 2014
December 02 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: World AIDS Day 2014

Advocate.com Editors

On December 1, 2014, the world mourns, unites, and creates new hope for the end of AIDS.

Reports: ISIS Executes Two Gay Men In First Antigay Attacks
November 30 2014 2:11 PM ET

Reports: ISIS Executes Two Gay Men

Michelle Garcia

Reports out of Syria show that members of ISIS have killed two men who opposed the extremist group, alleging they were executed because they were gay.

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