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Diane Rodriguez faces constant danger as an unbowed trans activist in central America.

January 04 2016 6:02 AM

A 26-year-old gay man came out in Malawi came out on Friday, then was detained by police and has now gone into hiding. Meanwhile, a national politician called for the execution of all gay people.

January 03 2016 2:16 PM

The 15-year-old was reportedly found 'in the house of an ISIS leader,' though that leader was spared the brutal death sentence meted out to the teenager. 

January 02 2016 6:12 PM

Here's hoping Ryan Mahon's defense of difference amid an antigay attack on New Year's Day sets the tone for 2016. 

January 02 2016 1:45 PM

Sexy advertisements for will remain on trains throughout the Netherlands.

January 01 2016 3:50 PM

Diane Rodriguez and Fernando Machado are thought to be the first trans couple in Ecuador to become parents.

December 26 2015 2:44 PM

A Catholic cardinal's antigay comments about the gay U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Wally Brewster, only goes to prove why it matters that LGBT diplomats live openly, says the U.S. State Department. 

December 23 2015 3:07 PM