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It's a first for the British royal family, say U.K. sources.

September 21 2015 11:51 PM

A gay Quebec man was beaten at a country western festival by a man he said was homophobic. 

September 21 2015 8:24 AM

Pranks are funny, but homophobia never is, the singer stresses.

September 17 2015 9:26 PM

One of the world's most notorious military prisons can't keep one detainee from having an active interest in dating and American popular culture.

September 17 2015 5:42 PM

Two Russian comedians say it was them, not President Vladimir Putin, who called Elton John to discuss LGBT rights.

September 17 2015 2:22 AM

Putin's people say he didn't, Elton says he did. Will Russia's president really meet with the out singer to discuss LGBT equality?

September 15 2015 9:24 PM

Activists had hoped Malcolm Turnbull would let Parliament take up the issue, but he's sticking to his predecessor's plan.

September 15 2015 5:07 PM

Like fetish stars before him, Patrick Smith isn't content to simply be a sex symbol.

September 15 2015 4:00 AM

Malcolm Turnbull's ascension to prime minister may bode well for LGBT Australians.

September 14 2015 4:27 PM