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Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

The art of Touko Laaksonen, or Tom of Finland, may have played a role in the recent passage of marriage equality in his Nordic motherland.

Venezuelan LGBT Advocate Murdered in Caracas

Venezuelan LGBT Advocate Murdered in Caracas

Givineth Soto was a psychologist, LGBT advocate, mother, and wife. Her widow won't be recognized as such by the government.

Leaked 'The Interview' Scene Puts James Franco in Bed With Kim Jong-Un

Maybe Kim Jong-Un Was Mad About The Interview's Gay Scene

James Franco finds a way to end up in bed with a guy — that guy being Kim Jong-Un.

WATCH: Report Finds Russian Police Ignore Anti-LGBT Violence
December 18 2014 2:56 PM ET

WATCH: Report Finds Russian Police Ignore Antigay Violence

Complete with a video exposing the unbearable violence and harassment LGBT Russians endure, an 85-page report reveals more than a year of suffering under a nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

WATCH: Gay Hero of Sydney Siege Wrestled With Gunman

WATCH: Gay Hero of Sydney Siege Wrestled With Gunman

Although they note that Tori Johnson is survived by a 'partner,' few mainstream media reports mention that he was a gay man who gave his life for others during a hostage situation in Sydney.

Scotland's Marriage Equality Starts Today

This Week: A First for Marriage Equality in Scotland

It took decades of struggle, campaigning, and coalition-building by equal marriage activists and supporters to reach today's historic celebrations and nuptials.

Jamaican Pastor Angers Congregation by Washing Feet of Lesbian, Trans Visitors

Jamaican Pastor Washes Feet of Lesbian, Trans Visitors

Honoring a tradition established by Jesus more than 2,000 years ago, a pastor in Jamaica is getting major push-back from his flock after controversial foot-washings.

Philippine Government Charges U.S. Marine With Murder of Trans Woman

Philippine Gov't Charges U.S. Marine With Murder of Trans Woman

After being turned over to Filipino authorities in October, U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton now officially faces murder charges for the brutal strangulation of Filipina national Jennifer Laude.

Indian Government May Offer Welfare Benefits Specific to Trans Citizens

Indian Gov't May Offer Welfare Benfits to Trans Citizens

India's government is considering how to aid its disenfranchised trans citizens with educational incentives and pensions in a new welfare proposal draft.

Seoul's Mayor Apologizes for Nixing Gay Rights Charter

Seoul's Mayor Apologizes for Nixing Gay Rights Charter

Mayor Park Won-soon and LGBT activists in South Korea have reached an agreement after the mayor previously caved to religious groups who decried LGBT inclusion in a human rights charter.

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