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Does Partnership Registration Mean Taiwan Is Ready for Marriage Equality?

Is Taiwan Preparing to Say 'I Do' to Marriage Equality?

Partnership registration in two major cities is purely symbolic, but activists say it sends a message.

Antigay Russian Pol Denounces 'Game of Thrones' for 'Sexual Deviant' Characters

Antigay Russian Pol Denounces Game of Thrones for 'Sexual Deviant' Characters

Vitaly Milonov, father of the nation's 'gay propaganda' law, wants GOT off the air or at least labeled as harmful.

The 11 Weirdest, Wildest Pride Traditions Around the World

The 11 Weirdest, Wildest Pride Traditions Worldwide

Could Antigay Violence Like France's Happen Here?

Could Antigay Violence Like France's Happen Here?

A revolution on Paris streets is backlash against marriage equality, and two years in, the violence is unabated.

Mexican Archbishops Perform National Exorcism

Mexican Church Leaders Blame Satan for Marriage Equality

Mexican Archbishops and priests performed an exorcism of the nation to rid the country of a "great satanic infestation."

Why PETA Plans to Pay for Indian Gay Man's Arranged-Marriage Date

Why Is PETA Paying for This Gay Man's First Date?

The controversy stemming from a matchmaking ad placed by a gay Indian man's mother may have a delicious conclusion. 

Sign Petition to Help Two Moroccan Men On Trial Today for Homosexuality

AllOut has launched a petition to help

Mexican Supreme Court Nudges Nation Toward Marriage Equality

Mexican Supreme Court Nudges Nation Toward Marriage Equality

The high court of Mexico won't order national marriage equality, but it just told the country's 31 states that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is unconstitutional.

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