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Indian Cabinet Bars Adoption by Same-Sex Couples
August 10 2014 11:23 AM ET

India Close To Rescinding More LGBT Rights

Mitch Kellaway

Only Parliament stands between the draft bill and thousands of LGBT couples facing a serious blow to their parental rights.

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down
August 08 2014 2:30 PM ET

Scott Lively: 'Not Unhappy' Uganda's Antigay Law Struck Down

Trudy Ring

The decision shows Ugandans are not his 'puppets,' says the antigay minister, who is being sued for spreading homophobia in the nation.

Gay Activist Confronts Nigeria's President on Homophobic Law
August 07 2014 6:44 PM ET

Gay Activist Confronts Nigeria's President on Homophobic Law

Trudy Ring

President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly told activist Michael Ighodaro that opponents of the law could challenge it in court.

LGBT Ugandans: Pride Must Go On
August 06 2014 2:31 PM ET

LGBT Ugandans: Pride Must Go On

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite the criminalization of homosexuality in Uganda, LGBT activists are determined to celebrate their Pride Saturday.

Married Gay Couple to Shack Up With Antigay Minister in Documentary Series
August 06 2014 3:15 AM ET

What Happens When an All-Male 'Menage-a-Trois' Includes One Homophobe?

Thom Senzee

A new documentary series called Living With the Enemy kicks off in September, featuring a right-wing minister who agrees to live with a married gay couple.

Will President Obama Insist on LGBT Rights at Historic U.S.-Africa Summit
August 05 2014 2:11 PM ET

Will President Obama Insist on LGBT Rights in Africa?

Thom Senzee

Human Rights First and HRC are pushing hard for LGBT rights and equality to be on the table at Washington's historic U.S.-Africa Summit.

PHOTOS: VietPride Brings a Defiant Rainbow to Hanoi for Third Year
August 04 2014 5:52 PM ET

PHOTOS: VietPride Brings a Defiant Rainbow to Hanoi

Thom Senzee

Last weekend's VietPride 2014 was a major hit, drawing an estimated 300 atttendees for the third annual celebration. 

PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador Gets Married in Country Where It Isn't Legal
August 04 2014 10:55 AM ET

U.S. Ambassador Gets Married in Country Where It's Illegal

Lucas Grindley

The ambassador announced his marriage, with a ceremony taking place in Austria, where it's illegal.

BREAKING: Ugandan Court Throws Out 'Jail The Gays' Law
August 01 2014 11:02 AM ET August 01 2014 2:24 PM ET

Uganda: Activists Elated by Judge's Ruling on 'Jail The Gays' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

A landmark ruling from Uganda's Constitutional Court today overturned the draconian anti-LGBT law on a technicality.

Lesbian Moms Push for Parental Rights in Mexico, Austria
July 31 2014 1:07 PM ET

Lesbian Moms Push for Parental Rights in Mexico, Austria

Mitch Kellaway

As more countries gain equal marriage, skirmishes over parental rights have ensued — this month, in both Mexico and Austria.

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