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Democrats Introduce International LGBT Rights Bill

Democrats Introduce International LGBT Rights Bill

The move follows President Obama's State of the Union, which called for protecting LGBT rights as a matter of national security.

PHOTOS: Defying Federal Government, Rome Will Register Same-Sex Civil Unions

PHOTOS: Defying Government, Rome OK's Civil Unions

Equality-minded Romans are celebrating an important victory in the march toward equal recognition of same-sex relationships, despite opposition from the Vatican and the national government.

Op-ed: The LGBT Significance of the State of the Union

Op-ed: The LGBT Significance of the State of the Union

Obama made a game-changing argument in his recent speech: that protecting the LGBT community furthers national security, says the deputy director of HRC Global.

The World Honors LGBT Holocaust Victims on Day of Remembrance

The World Honors LGBT Holocaust Victims on Day of Remembrance

Events will be held all day Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz from Nazi Germany.

Court: Russian LGBT Teen Page's Administrator Violated 'Propaganda' Ban

Court: Russian LGBT Teen Page's Admin Violated 'Propaganda' Ban

Journalist Lena Klimova has been fined 50,000 rubles for running an online resource for LGBT youth.

Op-ed: LGBT Visibility at Davos Must Grow in 2016

Op-ed: LGBT Visibility at Davos Must Grow in 2016

Much ado has been made about LGBT inclusion at this year's World Economic Forum, but where are the LGBT programs?

Op-ed: Straightwashing 'Pride' Is a Crime Against History

Op-ed: To Straightwash Pride Is a Crime Against History

The 1980s was a time when LGBT Brits were legally silenced, so why silence them in 2015?

India Sees Passionate Protests Against 'Transphobic' Storyline in New Film

India Sees Passionate Protests Against 'Transphobic' Storyline in New Film

New film I's popular director and star cannot shake activists who are demanding an apology for the movie's demeaning, hypersexual portrayal of a trans woman.

Hateful 'Parody' of Trans-Inclusive Bathroom Signs Pollute U.K. Campus

Transphobic 'Parody' of Bathroom Signs Pollute U.K. Campus

The sign, which misgenders and leans on tired myths about trans women as inherently 'threatening,' has been swiftly denounced and removed as its creator remains anonymous.

Being a Gay Man in Egypt Is 'Terrifying and Thrilling'

Being a Gay Man in Egypt Is 'Dangerous and Thrilling'

Egypt's president has put the entire LGBT population on notice that its members are targets. In December dozens of gay men felt the heel of his government's boot during a bathhouse raid.

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