'Shame!' as House GOP defeats gay rights measure

2016-05-19 22:33

Democrats shouted "shame", but seven House Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights.

Seychelles parliament decriminalises gay sex

2016-05-19 17:00

The Seychelles has decriminalised gay sex, the state news agency says, after lawmakers voted to amend a penal code that meant those convicted of sodomy faced 14 years in jail.

Tunisian gays live in limbo

2016-05-17 23:14

As the world marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, in Tunisia the issue may have emerged from the shadows but many of those it affects have not.

Suspected Islamist held for Bangladeshi gay activists’ murders

2016-05-15 09:29

Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected Islamic militant over the hacking to death of two gay rights activists, one of a spate of murders of intellectuals, writers and religious minorities.

Surrogate brings bundle of joy to gay Zulu couple

2016-05-12 14:18

The Gabuzas, reportedly one of the first black gay couples in South Africa to go the surrogacy route, are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl.

'Bittersweet victory' for Italy's gays

2016-05-11 21:06

Italy's parliament has given a green light for the introduction of gay civil unions in the last major Western country not to legally recognise same-sex relationships.

America's transgender bathroom battle heats up

2016-05-05 13:26

A heated national debate over access to bathrooms by transgenders is sweeping the US, with schools and businesses grappling with the issue that has become a hot topic in the presidential campaign.

Colombia legalises same-sex marriage

2016-04-29 09:11

Colombia has become the fourth South American country to allow same-sex marriage when the constitutional court definitively legalised it.

Gay rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh

2016-04-25 21:53

Two leading gay rights activists have been hacked to death at an apartment in Bangladesh's capital, police say, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

Israeli gay pride parade attacker guilty of murder

2016-04-19 19:01

A Jerusalem court has convicted an ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew of murder for fatally stabbing a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year.


Psychological report delays sentencing in 'hate crime'

2016-05-19 20:02

Sentencing proceedings against a Ceres man who murdered a gay man in an apparent hate crime has been postponed due to an outstanding psychological report.

Muslim nations block gay groups from UN Aids conference

2016-05-19 07:49

The US, EU and Canada are protesting a move to block gay and transgender groups from attending a high-level UN conference on AIDS.

LBGT activists stage rare Lebanon sit-in

2016-05-16 07:05

A group of activists backing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has staged a rare sit-in in Lebanon to demand the abolition of a law criminalising relations "against nature".

Obama salvo on transgender bathroom access

2016-05-13 22:30

President Barack Obama's administration has written to schools across America, telling them transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice, firing the latest salvo in a politically-explosive battle over civil rights.

Germany to scrap postwar convictions of gays under Nazi law

2016-05-11 22:06

Germany will compensate and annul the convictions of 50 000 men for homosexuality under a law introduced during the Nazi era which remained in force after the war, the government says.

Japan schools a 'hateful' place for LGBT students - rights group

2016-05-06 12:51

Japanese schools are filled with "hateful" comments about gay and transgender people, including from teachers, which aggravates bullying and drives some students into depression, Human Rights Watch say in a report.

We wants better treatment, gay organisation tell Zim govt

2016-04-29 13:57

The Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe has called for government and civil society organisations to treat them the same as any other group in the southern African country.

Al-Qaeda claims Bangladesh murders

2016-04-26 17:04

The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the killings of a gay rights activist and his friend.

Trump bats for transgenders

2016-04-21 17:00

Donald Trump says he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose.

Head of UK spy agency says sorry to gays

2016-04-16 22:00

The head of Britain's digital espionage agency has apologised for the organisation's historic prejudice against homosexuals, saying it failed to learn from the treatment of World War II code breaker Alan Turing.

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