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Hate crimes are rampant in Armenia, and the police and politicians don't seem to care.

February 16 2019 2:23 PM

Same- and opposite-sex teen couples dance and revel in a video for Poland's first LGBTQ prom, which is intended to show queer kids they're not alone. 

February 14 2019 8:14 PM

Couples are fighting for love in the socially conservative island nation.

February 14 2019 1:21 PM

A new project brings together queer journalists and advocates forced to flee their homes — they share their stories here.

February 13 2019 7:41 PM

The Indonesian government claims it forced Instagram to remove the content, but Instagram officials said they did no such thing.

February 13 2019 1:51 PM

President Jair Bolsonaro is waging a war on "Marxist ideology."

February 09 2019 3:43 PM

Bekkhan Yusupov says he's not gay and assertions that he is destroyed his reputation.

February 06 2019 11:49 AM