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One of the changes is a rise in gender-confirmation surgeries, according to doctors.

June 14 2018 5:02 PM

In refusing to print posters for an LGBT group, the business violated the principle of equality under the law, the Polish court ruled.

June 14 2018 3:57 PM

The nations aren't LGBT-friendly, but residents are demanding their rights, buoyed by a recent European Union court ruling.

June 09 2018 6:45 PM

The Scottish Parliament unanimously passed legislation pardoning men convicted under antigay laws that are no longer in place.

June 09 2018 6:54 AM

With LGBT soccer fans facing threats in Russia, an LGBT group in the nation is trying to create safe spaces to watch the tournament.

June 08 2018 6:08 PM

Women and gay men now outnumber heterosexual men in Spain's cabinet.

June 08 2018 1:46 PM

Lorenzo Fontana is espousing dangerous right-wing views as the new minister of families and disabilities.

June 06 2018 7:50 PM