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French news media report the nine-month standoff over credentials is over.

October 12 2015 10:51 AM

‘Never could I have imagined such a perfect day,’ said Rufus Gifford of his wedding in Copenhagen. ‘Life is good.’

October 10 2015 12:51 PM

A U.K. news series documents the continued use of 'ex-gay' therapy in China, years after homosexuality was removed from a list of mental illnesses.

October 09 2015 7:56 PM

Police say the fight that left a U.S. airman severely wounded was not an act of terror or a hate crime. 

October 08 2015 8:48 PM

Marriage equality in the first country in the world to approve it by popular vote is now one step away from reality. 

October 08 2015 4:24 PM

We've catalogued all of Hillary Clinton's pledges made during a sweeping address to the Human Rights Campaign in Washington Saturday.

October 06 2015 6:30 AM

Why you need to know and care about the situation in Kyrgyzstan.

October 06 2015 4:00 AM

The crime is that they are perceived to be gay; the punishment is death by being thrown from a roof. 

October 05 2015 3:09 PM