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WATCH: Christian-Run Food Bank in Winnipeg, Canada, Bars Man Over Marriage Equality Stance

Support Marriage Equality? Food Bank Says Go Away

A Canadian food bank has apparently banned a volunteer who refused to sign a mandatory form that requires a pledge opposing same-sex marriage.

Teen Killed at Jerusalem Pride Remembered as Believer in Equality and Tolerance

Killed Jerusalem Teen Wanted Equality for All

Shira Banki joined in the parade to 'support her friends and everyone else's right to live as they please,' her parents said.

Thousands Rally in Israel Over Pride Parade Stabbings

Thousands Mourn Stabbing Victims in Israel

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated across the country in response to last week's pride parade attack that left one dead and five others wounded.

Police Detain LGBT Activists in St. Petersburg

WATCH: Russian Police Detain LGBT Activists in St. Petersburg

The activist's signs were torn by Russian paratroopers, who had gathered in the city to celebrate a military holiday.

Teen Jerusalem Pride Marcher Dies From Stabbing

Teen Jerusalem Pride Marcher Dies From Stabbing

A 16-year-old girl has died after being attacked at a Pride parade.

Senegalese Journalist Given Six-Month Prison Sentence for Homosexuality

Senegalese Journalist Given Jail Time for Homosexuality

Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye will serve jail time for committing an 'improper or unnatural act.'

Op-ed: Out of a Day of Horror in Israel, Hope for Meaningful Change

Attacks by ultra-Orthodox Jewish men left six gay Pride marchers injured and a Palestinian child dead, but it may provoke change across the Holy Land.

Israeli Lawmaker Comes Out in Wake of Pride Stabbings

Israeli Lawmaker Comes Out in Wake of Pride Attack

MK Itzik Shmuli revealed his sexual orientation in a column titled, 'The knife is raised on my community.'

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