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After the island rescinded marriage equality, a gay man reflects on his childhood there.

February 15 2018 5:46 AM

Beards and gym memberships are among the reported "traits" of gay men.

February 12 2018 4:39 PM

The government denies that such clinics exist, but activists say they operate clandestinely.

February 09 2018 3:24 PM

The 20-year-old was found guilty of planning a terrorist attack targeting LGBT people in England.

February 07 2018 7:33 PM

A viral clip of the Canadian prime minister appearing to correct a woman's use of "mankind" is fake news.

February 06 2018 3:23 PM

A debate over same-sex marriage made Fabricio Alvarado the top vote-getter for Costa Rica’s presidential election.

February 06 2018 1:25 PM

The Senate voted to change a lyric in its 110-year-old national anthem to promote gender inclusivity. 

February 01 2018 2:58 PM