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Legal protections are better in the region than in Africa or Asia, but the lived reality is frightening — and international advocates are looking away.

February 27 2018 5:03 AM

They were charged with violating the couple's rights under the constitution of Spain.

February 24 2018 9:25 PM

Satellite images show dozens of empty villages leveled by authorities in recent weeks, destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities. 

6:43 PM

Boycotting the island for rescinding marriage equality would hurt queer people all over again.

February 22 2018 6:04 AM

The ominous group will "anticipate the spread of LGBT" among young people.

February 20 2018 9:19 PM

After the island rescinded marriage equality, a gay man reflects on his childhood there.

February 15 2018 5:46 AM

Beards and gym memberships are among the reported "traits" of gay men.

February 12 2018 4:39 PM