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Italy has been a major exception among Western nations in its lack of recognition for same-sex couples.

May 11 2016 9:25 PM Updated

This week he won a seat in the Philippines Senate, and has decided to continue boxing while making no secret of his ambitions.

May 11 2016 1:08 PM

He's left the ring and is about to be crowned the victor of a new, powerful political office, despite his rampant homophobia.

May 10 2016 12:59 PM

The amendment to the country's adoption law is seen as the final step toward full equality for gays and lesbians in Ireland. 

May 09 2016 1:40 PM

With already more than 2 million followers, now the goal of the criminal justice site is to dominate Russian media.

May 09 2016 11:58 AM

Peter Lee was born and raised in Taiwan in the ’80s to devout Catholic parents. He hid who he was until he met his husband in his 40s, came out, and got married. He hopes that future generations of LGB people won’t have such a struggle.

May 03 2016 5:38 AM