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Human rights activists hope the decision will influence other Caribbean countries.

August 10 2016 9:23 PM

Calling the five-hour ordeal "one of the scariest moments of my life," Gorgeous told fans her story through Instagram. 

August 10 2016 2:39 PM

Raf Van Puymbroeck was crowned at the 10th annual pageant of male beauty. 

August 09 2016 1:42 PM

The crowning of its first Mr. Gay could be a turning point in China, where most LGBT people are still closeted.

August 08 2016 3:43 PM

Before police began a violent raid, guests at a Uganda Pride celebration said the environment at the pageant was "beautiful and electric."

August 05 2016 6:10 PM