Did Berlusconi's Girlfriend Push Him to Embrace Gay Rights in Italy?
July 01 2014 2:48 PM ET

Which Country's Former Leader Now Supports 'Rights for Homosexuals?'

Thom Senzee

Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi says all Italians must fight to secure 'rights for homosexuals.'

9 Unexpected Places Where Pride Flags Flew During Pride Month
June 30 2014 8:14 PM ET July 02 2014 11:43 AM ET

9 Unexpected Places Where Pride Flags Flew in June

Thom Senzee

From small town America to Moscow, the LGBT pride flag made appearances in some awesome and unexpected places.

PHOTOS: WorldPride in Toronto - The Grandest of Them All
June 30 2014 2:45 PM ET

PHOTOS: WorldPride in Toronto — The Grandest of Them All

Advocate.com Editors

Over 12,000 marchers from all over the globe made this the most spectacular World Pride ever.

WATCH: John Oliver Brilliantly Exposes the U.S.-U.K. Influence on Uganda's Antigay Law
June 30 2014 1:10 PM ET

WATCH: John Oliver Brilliantly Exposes the U.S.-U.K. Influence on Uganda's Antigay Law

Jami Smith

Whoops. Turns out that America and Great Britain had a lot to do with the despicable antigay law in Uganda. British comedian and U.S. talk show host John Oliver tries to right the wrong on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight.

Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One
June 30 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One

Ty Cobb

It's been a year since Vladimir Putin signed the law banning LGBT 'propaganda,' and HRC has released a new report documenting ways it has become more dangerous in Russia.

REPORT: One Year Without 'Gay Propaganda' in Russia
June 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

REPORT: One Year Without 'Gay Propaganda' in Russia

Thom Senzee

From Putin's Olympic lies to an absurd Valentine's Day incident at a Russian elementary school, HRC lays out the impact of Russia's nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

Meet the First Gay Couple Legally Wed in Australia
June 27 2014 7:52 PM ET

Meet the First Gay Couple Legally Wed in Australia

Thom Senzee

Australia's conservative prime minister sees no problem with same-sex Aussies marrying inside British Consulate offices in Australia.

Activists: Hundreds of LGBT Refugees Have Fled Uganda
June 27 2014 3:24 PM ET

Activists: Hundreds of LGBT Refugees Fleeing Uganda

Thom Senzee

A Kenyan activist, Ugandan asylum-seeker, and the American Jewish World Service hope to raise awareness about east Africa's beleaguered LGBT community, even as hundreds reportedly flee Uganda.

Luminaries, Leaders Chart Path to Global LGBT Equality
June 25 2014 6:44 PM ET

Luminaries, Leaders Chart Path to Global LGBT Equality

Thom Senzee

LGBT activists, Obama administration officials, international diplomats gathered for White House Global Forum on LGBT Human Rights Tuesday.

Uganda Lashes Out at U.S. Sanctions; Will Hurt 'Most Vulnerable'
June 23 2014 7:45 PM ET

Uganda Lashes Out at U.S. Sanctions

Thom Senzee

Admonitions from Kampala follow last week's news of fresh U.S. sanctions, including the loss of millions in funding for a new health institute and visa denials. 

PHOTOS: Berlin's Christopher Street Day Celebration
June 23 2014 4:54 PM ET

PHOTOS: Berlin's Christopher Street Day Celebration

Advocate.com Editors

A mixture of politics and wild partying, Berlin's annual Christopher Street Day street party is the big final event ending Pride Week each year.

U.S. Could Deny Visas to LGBT Rights Offenders
June 20 2014 1:19 PM ET

Will U.S. Deny Visas to Human Rights Abusers?

Thom Senzee

Out Rep. David Cicilline's Global Respect Act would looks to promote LGBT rights worldwide by denying egregious human rights violators entry into the U.S.

U.S. Ratchets Up Response to Uganda Antigay Law
June 19 2014 3:52 PM ET June 23 2014 8:25 PM ET

U.S. Ratchets Up Response to Uganda's Antigay Law

Thom Senzee

The White House announced that the State Department will prevent some Ugandan officials from entering the U.S., and cut or redirect funds from Uganda's aid package.

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