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“Macron starves the migrants, Queers are against borders," wrote the French activists. 

July 19 2017 3:26 PM

Germany struggled for years to enact marriage equality, and Australia is similarily dragging its feet. 

July 18 2017 5:04 AM

A new interview with the leader of the Russian region underscores how dire the situation is for gays there.

July 14 2017 4:37 PM

Sponsored by several conservative organizations, a so-called free speech bus promoting anti-transgender messaging was met with protests as it made its way into the Government Square in Santiago, Chile. ​

July 14 2017 2:12 PM

Chasing Coral tells story of dying reefs with immaculate imagery. 

July 14 2017 6:37 AM

Rumors circulate over the cancellation of the Bolshoi Ballet's biographical take on famed dancer Rudolf Nureyev. ​

July 13 2017 9:05 PM