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Celebrations begin in the Republic of Ireland, although the first weddings must wait at least one more day.

November 16 2015 9:16 AM

During a concert in Stockholm, Madonna honored the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, and shed tears.

November 16 2015 8:33 AM

Takei battles discrimination and ignorance on social media.

November 14 2015 4:29 PM

Prominent LGBT people joined the reaction across social media to attacks in France.

November 13 2015 10:06 PM

A municipal official says gays can be 'cured' by religion.

November 13 2015 8:25 PM

Randy Berry, U.S. special envoy for LGBT rights, has his first meeting at the Vatican, seeking to form a partnership to fight violence and discrimination around the world.

November 12 2015 5:52 PM

A French man's account of how he and his boyfriend were savagely attacked by half a dozen people has gone viral.

November 12 2015 3:32 PM

A voice vote in the Australian Senate has thrown the issue of settling marriage equality back in the prime minister's lap.

November 12 2015 3:01 PM

Life for gay men in Syria, like Subhi Nahas, has become unendurable with the rise of ISIS, but things were bad long before the militants took power. 

November 11 2015 6:36 PM

British Paralympian Claire Harvey details her humiliating experience on the official airline of the Paralympic Championships October 30. 

November 10 2015 5:27 PM