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Human Rights Watch's LGBT Advocacy Director, Boris Dittrich, is leaving to run for the Dutch Senate. He reflects on 11 years of advances.

August 31 2018 6:32 AM

The barbaric punishment has been rescheduled for next month. 

August 28 2018 6:12 PM

While the pontiff looked on, Leo Varadkar highlighted the Church's abuses and highlighted how Ireland has embraced modernity.

August 25 2018 6:55 PM

Marriage equality doesn't exist in Asia, and civil unions and domestic partnerships are mostly non-existent, as well.

August 24 2018 3:07 PM

The sentencing of two queer women to caning and a raid on a gay nightclub (pictured) are among the latest actions by the government.

August 23 2018 4:22 AM

New Zealanders want to honor the love between Thomas the white goose and Henry the black swan, who raised 68 cygnets.

3:10 PM

Police have arrested two suspects, one of whom was reportedly carrying a bag of the victim's body parts.

August 20 2018 3:25 PM