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“You deserve severe punishment, death and deportation from Israel,” the message reads.

December 22 2021 2:02 PM

Abhay Dange and Supriya Chakraborty have shared pictures of the ceremony online and say they “hope to live in a world with no closets.” Their country does not legally recognize their marriage.

December 21 2021 3:20 PM

“I am disappointed as I really thought the Mr. Gay World competition was a platform I could use to broaden my charity work ... Sadly, I was wrong.”

December 21 2021 9:48 AM

At least 65 trans people have been killed in Mexico this year. 

December 17 2021 10:47 AM

Those found offering the harmful practice could be jailed for two years and fined almost $34,000.

December 16 2021 10:37 AM

She left Iraqi Kurdistan in hopes of gaining asylum in Turkey, but she had to go through Iran, which has draconian anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

December 14 2021 3:00 PM

Same-sex behavior has been observed in about 1,500 species, including dolphins, rams, and bonobos.

December 10 2021 3:26 PM