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Showcasing LGBT pride in a place like Odessa, Ukraine, requires no shortage of courage and grit.

August 17 2016 5:06 AM

Security at the supermarket had told two men they'd have to leave if they were holding hands.

August 16 2016 3:26 PM

The legendary actor, whose father lived openly as a gay man, compared the Republican presidential nominee to the character he famously played in Taxi Driver: Travis Bickle.

August 14 2016 1:08 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to help right some of the wrongs of the past. Barack Obama — or Hillary Clinton — could do the same.

August 12 2016 8:41 PM

The vast majority of nations participating in the Rio Olympics have no out athletes, a reminder that many obstacles remain in the global progress of LGBT rights.

August 12 2016 6:18 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte made homophobic remarks about Ambassador Philip Goldberg after Goldberg criticized him for comments he made about the rape and murder of a missionary. 

August 11 2016 8:00 PM Updated

Members of the terrorist group say victim had been found "guilty" of "corruption of thought" and "homosexual acts."

August 11 2016 3:56 PM