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Marriage Equality Victory in Puerto Rico

Same-Sex Couples in Puerto Rico Can Marry July 15

With today's pro-equality ruling from the First Circuit Court of Appeals, same-sex marriages can begin in Puerto Rico on July 15, according to reports.

Australian MP: Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Decadent' and Could Harm Asian Trade Relations

Australian MP: Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Decadent'

Australia's Agriculture Minister says marriage equality could harm trade relations with Asian counties.

Groundbreaking Doc Explores the Lives of Gay Palestinians in Tel Aviv

A conversation with Jake Witzenfeld & Khader Abu-Seif about their film Oriented.

Mozambique Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relationships

Mozambique Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relationships

The African country overturned a 19th-century law forbidding 'vices against nature.'

Moroccan Mob Brutally Beats Alleged Trans Woman as Bystanders Watch

Morocco: Mob Beats 'Trans Woman' as Bystanders Watch

The victim, who has not been publicly identified, may nonetheless face jail time for homosexuality, which is illegal in Morocco.

Lesbian-Led U.S Women Are One Win Away From The World Cup!

Team USA Women One Win Away From The World Cup!

Jill Ellis's Team USA stunned the world's top-ranked team to advance to Sunday's World Cup Final.

PHOTOS: A Global Pride Explosion

PHOTOS: A Global Pride Explosion

Op-ed: If Change Can Come to LGBT America, It Can Happen in the Middle East

Op-ed: If Change Can Come Here, It Can Happen in Middle East

The experiences of a gay man in Bahrain demonstrate that things are difficult but not hopeless for LGBT people in homophobic nations.

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