Op-ed: Where Coming Out Is Dangerous
October 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Where Coming Out Is Dangerous

Boris Dittrich

This National Coming Out Day on Saturday, celebrate your identity, but also remember the LGBTs around the world who must still hide behind the closet door.

Kenyan Trans Woman Wins Recognition in Landmark Victory
October 09 2014 6:30 AM ET

Kenyan Trans Woman Wins Landmark Victory

Mitch Kellaway

Audrey Mbugua's high-profile lawsuits have not only won her the right to change her school records: They've drawn national attention to the push for transgender equality.

PHOTOS: Antigay Wing Won't Give Up in France, Hosts Huge Rally
October 06 2014 5:10 PM ET

PHOTOS: Antigay Wing Won't Give Up in France, Hosts Huge Rally

Thom Senzee

Ultra-rightists in France are crying vive la difference over parental rights for straight versus same-sex couples.

Gay U.K. Partners Denied Housing for Not Being a 'Regular Couple'
October 06 2014 2:30 PM ET

Gay U.K. Partners Denied Housing for Not Being a 'Regular Couple'

Daniel Reynolds

Olympian Greg Rutherford tweeted his disgust after a gay friend encountered housing discrimination.

100 Lashes: New Law Reveals Indonesia's Split Personality on LGBT Rights
October 05 2014 1:15 PM ET

100 Lashes: Indonesia Punishes Violaters of Sharia Law

Thom Senzee

Aceh province in the world's largest Muslim-majority country has a new law that calls for 100 lashes for same-sex activity.

Study Puts 'Beginning of HIV/AIDS' in 1920s Africa, Dispels Myths
October 05 2014 11:30 AM ET

Study Puts 'Beginning of HIV/AIDS' in 1920s Africa, Dispels Myths

Thom Senzee

A landmark new study finds that HIV actually emerged in Congo in the 1920s. Check out three debunked HIV-origin theories of the past.

Live Grindr Conversations Put on Display — for Art
October 04 2014 4:46 PM ET

Live Grindr Conversations Put on Display — for Art

Lucas Grindley

Identities are obscured in the outdoor art installation, but critics are still angry.

PHOTOS: Kazakh Poster Is Latest of 6 Same-Sex Kisses That Created a Stir
October 03 2014 7:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: 6 Kisses That Created a Stir

Thom Senzee

A poster depicting a fictional gay kiss between a 19th century composer and a beloved Russian poet has Kazakhstan up in arms, and filing lawsuits.

In Russia, Judas Priest's Gay Lead Singer Told to Tone It Down
October 02 2014 1:59 PM ET

In Russia, Judas Priest's Gay Frontman Told to Tone It Down 

Lucas Grindley

Performers in Russia have repeatedly been faced with threats for speaking in favor of LGBT equality.

WATCH: Carmen Carrera and Geena Rocero Want You to Be 'Gender Proud'
October 01 2014 2:15 PM ET

WATCH: Carmen Carrera Wants You to Be 'Gender Proud'

Mitch Kellaway

A new PSA draws attention to a truly global issue: strict requirements for updating one's legal identification.

5 Times the U.N. Resolved, Then Failed, to End Homophobia Worldwide
October 01 2014 5:00 AM ET

5 Times the U.N. Resolved, Then Failed, to End Homophobia

Thom Senzee

As the United Nations Human Rights Council last week passed another resolution condemning discrimination against LGBT people, it's time to ask whether past efforts have made a difference.

PHOTOS: What Pride Looks Like in a Still-Hesitant Serbia
September 29 2014 7:04 PM ET

PHOTOS: What Pride Looks Like in a Still-Hesitant Serbia

Advocate.com Editors

It took an army of cops to make Belgrade's first Pride event in four years come off safely, holding back antigay and nationalist demonstrators threatening to disrupt the parade.

Russia's Highest Court Upholds So-Called LGBT Propaganda Law
September 28 2014 1:36 PM ET

Russia's Highest Court Upholds Ban on 'Gay Propaganda'

Michelle Garcia

The Constitutional Court of Russia says the LGBT propaganda law prevents the country from acting like other European countries that have 'deformed traditional values of family and marriage.'

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