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"Our expectation is that the Russian Federation does its part to protect its own citizens in full respect of human rights principles," the European Union's foreign policy chief said Monday at a Russian news conference.

April 24 2017 5:59 PM

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is the latest of several officials claiming the widespread reports aren't true.

April 24 2017 5:57 PM

If elected president, the far-right Le Pen has vowed to reverse marriage equality.

April 23 2017 7:00 PM

Officials are accused of "hunting down" sexually active gay men in South Korea's military, which bans homosexual activity.

April 23 2017 3:12 PM

The men are charged with conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and belonging to an unlawful society.

April 22 2017 6:02 PM

Some like her anti-immigration stance and don't think she'll follow through on a promise to repeal marriage equality.

April 20 2017 7:21 PM

"If my family knew that I was gay, they would have killed me long ago," an anonymous gay man from the Russian province explained to AFP.

April 20 2017 3:14 PM