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A new AP investigation finds the whistle-blowing site has shared data that may endanger private citizens; founder Julian Assange calls the report "recycled news."

August 23 2016 9:48 PM

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is among those calling for an end to India's Section 377, which criminalizes same-sex relations.

August 23 2016 11:14 AM

Hande Kader’s death marks another tragedy for LGBT people in a country struggling to survive religious conservatives and an unstable political regime.

August 19 2016 3:00 PM

Showcasing LGBT pride in a place like Odessa, Ukraine, requires no shortage of courage and grit.

August 17 2016 5:06 AM

Security at the supermarket had told two men they'd have to leave if they were holding hands.

August 16 2016 3:26 PM

The legendary actor, whose father lived openly as a gay man, compared the Republican presidential nominee to the character he famously played in Taxi Driver: Travis Bickle.

August 14 2016 1:08 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to help right some of the wrongs of the past. Barack Obama — or Hillary Clinton — could do the same.

August 12 2016 8:41 PM