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Actor and activist Omar Sharif Jr. narrates a new documentary about the unique LGBT landscape in the world's most populous nation.

6:16 AM

The intern for Sen. Tom Cotton is now without a job.

June 21 2017 9:25 PM

The complex is now deserted but shows evidence of recent use.

June 21 2017 8:46 PM

The monarch struck a note for inclusivity, but some say she didn't go far enough.

June 21 2017 4:23 PM

Turkey is one of the 20 Muslim countries where homosexuality is technically legal. However, in 2016, officials banned the Pride Parade, and 11 LGBT activists were arrested. A year later, these activists were finally acquitted. 

June 20 2017 6:03 PM

In Italy, Greece, Ukraine, China, and Brazil — people celebrate love and equality in their own ways. 

June 20 2017 5:23 PM

Malta, population 420,000, shows what political will and a commitment to separation of church and state can accomplish.

June 19 2017 11:03 AM