Zakhele Mbhele becomes the first openly gay person to serve in South Africa's parliament, and the 203rd openly gay parliamentarian in history.
After coming out this weekend in a popular national publication, Carlos Bruce looks to change the way LGBT people are perceived in the largely conservative nation of Peru.
'God sent the rains as a reminder that people should not join the wild side,' says the patriarch of Montenegro, in attributing the disaster to the drag performer's Eurovision win.
Aidah Asaba has been told to prepare for deportation Saturday to a nation with a virulently homophobic climate, but activists are pleading her case in a variety of ways.
President Yahya Jammeh says those who flee his country and claim they were persecuted for being gay are liars, and he will punish them.