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It's not only morally right but smart, the star tells Ukrainian leaders, and he'd like the opportunity to tell Russia's Vladimir Putin the same thing.

September 12 2015 8:35 PM

The woman is accused of inventing a male persona online and then using it to meet another woman in person.

September 10 2015 1:01 PM

Europe's largest sexual health center accidentally disclosed the names, email addresses, and possibly the HIV status of hundreds of patients in an email newsletter.

September 03 2015 12:34 PM

It can be tricky for travelers who are HIV-positive, especially those visiting nations where fear has led to draconian laws. Some countries, however, are easing their restrictions.

September 03 2015 6:00 AM

The Iberian nation beats out France and U.K. as Europe's biggest draw for LGB travelers.

September 01 2015 6:31 PM

New research suggests there are 10 times as many bisexuals in Israel as gays and lesbians.

August 31 2015 5:04 PM

Government officials cited a 'difficult economic situation,' but organizers of the film festival see further evidence of the country's crackdown on LGBT visibility.

August 30 2015 3:01 PM