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Russian police have detained five activists, who were bringing thousands of signatures from their Chechnya petition to the Prosecutor General's Office in Moscow.

May 11 2017 3:50 PM

"We are almost done, we have made lots of progress," LGBT activist Zoryan Kis said about the incomplete rainbow arch in Ukraine's capital city of Kiev.

May 11 2017 2:38 PM

A lawyer defending the accused men said they were gathering to celebrate a birthday party, not an illegal same-sex wedding ceremony.

May 09 2017 2:59 PM

Chechen authorities have urged families to kill their gay members.

May 09 2017 2:57 PM

Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche will be the first same-sex couple to wed in Bermuda.

May 08 2017 4:45 PM

Survivors of the gay camps in Chechnya tell of a mounting death toll and a terrible choice.

May 03 2017 2:14 PM