Madrid boosts security for WorldPride

2017-06-23 17:08

Madrid has increased security for the start of WorldPride 2017, one of the biggest celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights which hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend.

Hundreds of thousands for Brazil gay parade, world's biggest

2017-06-18 20:09

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in Sao Paulo, Brazil for the annual gay pride parade, one of the largest in the world.

Paramedic says Knysna fires an act of God because of gay marriages

2017-06-10 21:25

A Netcare911 paramedic took to Facebook this week insinuating that the Knysna fires is a result of God’s wrath because 12 gay couples got married during at LGBTI festival in Knysna last year.

Macron says Putin vowed 'whole truth' on gay rights in Chechnya

2017-05-30 07:00

Emmanuel Macron says Russian President Vladimir Putin promised "the whole truth" about accusations of a crackdown on gay men in Chechnya.

1 step forward, 2 steps back for LGBT rights in Asia

2017-05-26 13:58

For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia.

Indonesian police make mass arrests over 'gay party'

2017-05-22 16:02

Indonesian police have detained 141 men who were allegedly holding a gay party at a sauna, an official says, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

Australian state apologises to men convicted for gay sex

2017-05-11 22:14

An Australian state parliament apologises to hundreds of men convicted of homosexuality offenses.

Same-sex couples sue over Tennessee law

2017-05-08 22:35

Four married female same-sex couples in the US expecting children are suing over a new Tennessee law requiring gender-specific words.

After sex video, South Korea cracks down on gay soldiers

2017-04-21 15:42

A human rights group is accusing South Korea's army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video of two male soldiers was posted online earlier this year.

Indonesian men face caning for gay sex

2017-04-10 17:42

Indonesia's Aceh looks set to cane two men who admitted having sex in contravention of Islamic laws, an official says, the first such punishment of a gay couple in the conservative province.


Joe Biden to LGBT gala: 'Hold President Trump accountable'

2017-06-22 12:03

Former Vice President Joe Biden is challenging the LGBT community to push back against President Donald Trump's administration

LA pride parade renamed 'ResistMarch'

2017-06-12 08:52

Thousands of supporters of LGBT rights have marched in Washington, mobilising elsewhere in dozens of other US cities to celebrate gains and express concerns over threats to those advances.

Over 200 000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest

2017-06-09 17:32

Thousands of people from around the world are partying in Tel Aviv at the Gay Pride Parade, the region's largest.

Lerato Moloi’s alleged killers appear in Soweto court

2017-05-29 22:30

Two men charged with the rape and murder of 27-year-old Soweto lesbian Lerato Moloi have appeared in the Protea Magistrate’s Court.

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

2017-05-25 15:24

Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries.

Man gets 49 years' in anti-transgender hate crime

2017-05-16 09:56

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 49 years in prison for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the killing of a transgender person.

Albania gay groups' pride not to be hindered by opposition

2017-05-09 07:12

Gay rights organisations in Albania say they have been assured their annual pride will not be hindered the day when the opposition also has planned a national protest.

South Korean presidential hopeful accused of anti-gay comments

2017-04-26 11:42

South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged members of the country's persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality.

Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya

2017-04-14 13:50

International organisations have urged Russia to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Chechnya, but Russia says it does not have confirmed information about the matter.

Hundreds march in Amsterdam to support beaten gay couple

2017-04-06 09:02

Hundreds of people have walked hand-in-hand through Amsterdam to show solidarity with two gay men who were badly beaten over the weekend in the eastern city of Arnhem.

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