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Polls ahead of Sunday's election predict that far-right Alternative for Germany will receive close to 10 percent of the vote, winning it seats in the Bundestag.

September 21 2017 6:54 PM

Tony Abbott, who opposes marriage equality, was not seriously injured but used the incident to paint supporters as violent.

September 21 2017 2:41 PM

He hopes Thor — and Australia — will hear his plea for same-sex marriage.

September 20 2017 1:54 PM

Actress Patricia Velásquez urges those with a voice to speak out against international suffering.

September 20 2017 1:28 PM

Homophobic ads — and demonstrations like a Straight Lives Matter rally — have been undermining support for same-sex marriage.

September 19 2017 9:03 PM

Rodrigo Duterte, a hero of President Trump's, mocked the head of the nation's human rights commission for addressing the nation's rampant police brutality.

September 17 2017 1:53 PM

Evdokia Romanova will stand trial for sharing articles that support LGBT rights.

September 15 2017 7:45 PM