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The vast majority of nations participating in the Rio Olympics have no out athletes, a reminder that many obstacles remain in the global progress of LGBT rights.

August 12 2016 6:18 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte made homophobic remarks about Ambassador Philip Goldberg after Goldberg criticized him for comments he made about the rape and murder of a missionary. 

August 11 2016 8:00 PM Updated

Members of the terrorist group say victim had been found "guilty" of "corruption of thought" and "homosexual acts."

August 11 2016 3:56 PM

Human rights activists hope the decision will influence other Caribbean countries.

August 10 2016 9:23 PM

Calling the five-hour ordeal "one of the scariest moments of my life," Gorgeous told fans her story through Instagram. 

August 10 2016 2:39 PM

Raf Van Puymbroeck was crowned at the 10th annual pageant of male beauty. 

August 09 2016 1:42 PM