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Survivors of the gay camps in Chechnya tell of a mounting death toll and a terrible choice.

May 03 2017 2:14 PM

There are consequences for passive acceptance of prejudice, writes Kelsey Louie of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

May 03 2017 12:35 PM

The German chancellor addressed human rights issues during a meeting with the Russian president.

May 02 2017 3:58 PM

The Military Human Rights Center for Korea is speaking out against an alleged crackdown of gay soldiers subject to mandatory service in the South Korean army, according to CNN.

May 01 2017 2:41 PM

A group of transgender and queer people are learning a form of martial arts to defend themselves from harassment and attacks in Latin America's biggest country.

April 28 2017 3:52 PM

A candle-lit ceremony was held in Dhaka to remember Xulhaz Mannan, who was brutally hacked to death last year, and was the editor of Bangladesh's first and only LGBT magazine.

April 26 2017 6:55 PM