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

July 08 2016 2:22 PM

Five of India’s most famous out citizens put their careers at risk in trying to decriminalize homosexuality in an appeal to the nation's Supreme Court.

July 07 2016 7:13 PM

His name means "dove" in Hebrew, but make no mistake: Lieutenant Shacher of the Israeli Defense Force is a warrior. 

July 07 2016 6:57 PM

Pride Toronto's clash with Black Lives Matter brought up some old skeletons in the closet of the city's LGBT history.

July 06 2016 7:27 PM

Pride Toronto agreed to meet demands set by Black Lives Matter activists and then backtracked on one controversial issue. 

July 05 2016 7:24 PM