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A group of transgender and queer people are learning a form of martial arts to defend themselves from harassment and attacks in Latin America's biggest country.

April 28 2017 3:52 PM

A candle-lit ceremony was held in Dhaka to remember Xulhaz Mannan, who was brutally hacked to death last year, and was the editor of Bangladesh's first and only LGBT magazine.

April 26 2017 6:55 PM

Addressing mourners at Paris police headquarters, Etienne Cardiles spoke of his "extreme pain" at the death of his partner, who had campaigned for LGBT rights within the police force.

April 25 2017 8:07 PM

"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