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Julián Antonio Bedoya becomes Colombia's first mayoral candidate elected after campaigning as openly gay — and running with the support of a highly conservative party. 

5:55 PM

A report says the Green family is under investigation for shipping 200 precious tablets from Israel to the U.S. for display in a future Bible museum. 

October 27 2015 3:20 PM

An investigative journalist says William 'Jerry' Boykin, vice president of the Family Research Council, used evangelical groups to cover espionage.

October 27 2015 9:07 AM

A terrorism watchdog group published photographs — some of which are very graphic — that it says show the stoning of two men believed to be gay.

October 26 2015 3:28 PM

This weekend, LGBT activist Bhumika Shrestha became the first Nepali citizen to travel abroad carrying a passport marked O instead of M or F. Would this help gender-nonconforming people around the world?

October 26 2015 11:30 AM

The bill's sponsor claims that 'homosexuality is a lethal threat for the whole of humankind.'

October 23 2015 2:47 PM

Global festivities will take place in the Big Apple in 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

October 22 2015 9:05 AM

Maisha Yearwood made a mistake in Istanbul — and paid a very high price for it because of what she looks like. 

October 21 2015 7:35 PM