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Elena and Meg spent 10 months on the ocean in otder to be together, a story Elena shares in a new book.

May 19 2017 3:18 PM

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biophobia, activists gathered outside Chile's Moneda Palace to call for the legalization of same-sex marriage.

May 18 2017 5:22 PM

The public caning is the first time "anti-homosexuality" laws have been enforced in the Muslim-majority country.

May 17 2017 2:51 PM

Activists are making progress on stopping the atrocities, but governments are moving too slow. Here's what you can do on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

May 17 2017 2:02 PM

As International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia approaches, we face a deadly threat.

May 15 2017 5:02 AM

Nearly a decade after psychiatric reports claimed she suffered from an "irreconcilable" illness making her unfit to serve in the Argentine police force, a 49-year-old trans woman has been appointed as a deputy police commissioner.

May 12 2017 3:27 PM