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For the first time ever, the United Nations Security Council held a meeting regarding LGBT issues.

August 24 2015 5:37 PM

The ultra-Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed six at Jerusalem's Gay Pride, killing a 16-year-old girl.

August 24 2015 1:48 PM

The study found a stark contrast between how gay men and lesbians come out to teammates and coaches.

August 21 2015 6:33 PM

Richard Danter had already done time for robbery and the attempted rape of a young woman with learning disabilities.

August 21 2015 4:37 PM

A Taiwanese presidential candidate is celebrating Chinese Valentine's Day with an inclusive video about love.

August 21 2015 8:36 AM

The giant soft drink company with global reach asked the Oscar-winning activist to direct three short films for Latin America.

August 19 2015 3:34 PM

Police, firefighters, a hazmat team, and even the bomb squad responded to defuse the situation.

August 19 2015 10:24 AM

An estimated 10,000 people rallied this weekend after Prime Minister Tony Abbott helped sink marriage equality legislation.

August 18 2015 7:27 PM

According to researchers, almost a quarter of Britons surveyed say they are not exclusively heterosexual, and for adults age 18-24, that number jumps to almost half.

August 18 2015 9:32 AM