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This was the second attack on the bisexual man in one month, leading him to flee the country.

January 16 2019 5:51 PM

Tessa Ganserer is the first out trans lawmaker in Germany.

January 15 2019 12:53 PM

The Russian LGBT Network on Monday said new waves of persecution started with the arrest of a social media group administrator.

January 14 2019 11:46 AM

The Russian republic's antigay crackdown has been going on for two years, but there has been a spike in detentions since December.

January 11 2019 2:06 PM Updated

New academic research alleges users as young as 12 remain on the app and that several minors contracted HIV from older men they met there.

January 07 2019 12:03 PM

The landmark ruling expands female rights and court recognition of same-sex relationships.

January 03 2019 2:56 PM

Marriage equality became the law of the land as of January 1 in Austria, and a couple of women took advantage and wed just after midnight.

January 02 2019 2:12 PM