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Tony Cointreau tells of leaving a singing career behind to work with Mother Teresa and her New York City AIDS Hospice in A Gift of Love, a new memoir. Read an excerpt below.

August 01 2016 6:01 AM

At least eight countries allow tests where doctors penetrate men accused of being gay. The international community needs to stand up to this abuse.

July 27 2016 5:34 AM

Black Lives Matter Toronto is ready for a fight — and is uniquely prepared to make a difference in Canada and beyond. 

6:01 AM

Leading up to the Rio Olympics, the international media is fixated on Zika, crime, and political and economic instability. But the media also needs to draw attention to the increasingly desperate plight of LGBT Brazilians.

July 12 2016 5:08 AM Updated

Theresa May has said she would've voted differently on antigay legislation from the early 2000s.

July 11 2016 2:29 PM

The race is down to two candidates, one with a more questionable track record on LGBT rights.

July 08 2016 2:22 PM