Same-sex couples marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

2018-01-09 09:01

Same-sex couples have married in midnight ceremonies across Australia after the country's last legal impediment to gay marriage expired.

2 couples tie knot in Australia's 1st same-sex weddings

2017-12-17 16:19

Two female couples have tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages.

US moves to block transgender military recruits signing up

2017-12-08 08:15

President Donald Trump's administration has asked a federal court to block the Pentagon from starting the hiring of transgender recruits next year.

Australian lawmaker says uncertainty won't stop gay marriage

2017-12-06 12:03

A leading opponent of marriage equality says Australia's Parliament will legalise gay marriage this week despite some lawmakers' concerns about whether Australian cake makers should have to cater for same-sex weddings.

Gay wedding cake case reaches US Supreme Court

2017-12-05 14:39

The US Supreme Court is to hear arguments in a case that has been described as the most significant for gay rights since it approved same-sex marriage two years ago.

Tanzania arrests 1 of 2 women seen kissing in online video

2017-12-04 08:43

Tanzanian police are holding one of two women accused of kissing in a video widely circulated on social media.

Rights report urges China to ban gay conversion therapy

2017-11-15 15:40

A human rights group says China's government should stop medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy.

Hundreds join pride march in India, where gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison

2017-11-12 18:18

Hundreds of gay rights activists and supporters have marched through India's capital in celebration, but also defiance in a nation that continues to outlaw homosexuality.

In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

2017-10-16 06:00

Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon.

US rapper to 'go harder' with gay anthem at Australia rugby final

2017-09-28 08:53

US rapper Macklemore has vowed to "go harder" when he plays his hit gay anthem at Australia's rugby league grand final, despite protests from "angry old white dudes".


India's top court to review gay sex ban

2018-01-08 22:09

India's Supreme Court announced a review of a hugely controversial ban on gay sex, saying no one should have to live in fear because of their sexuality.

Freedom for all: coming out in Africa

2017-12-10 06:10

From Botswana to the Seychelles, coming out as LGBTI brings the chance of freedom – but for many it also brings the pain of having nowhere to go.

Australia's parliament passes same-sex marriage bill

2017-12-07 09:29

Australia's parliament has passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage after the nation overwhelmingly voted in favour of changing the law, ending decades of political wrangling.

Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case

2017-12-06 08:54

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has voiced competing concerns in arguments about a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

WATCH: Australian lawmaker proposes to gay partner as Parliament debate resumes

2017-12-04 09:27

An Australian lawmaker giving a speech on same-sex marriage has proposed to his partner during Parliament's debate on a bill that is expected to soon legalise marriage equality across the country.

US mathematician's death a gay hate crime, says Australia inquest

2017-11-30 13:38

The death of a young American mathematician whose naked body was found at the bottom of a Sydney cliff was a gay hate crime, a coroner has found following a string of judicial probes.

Celebrations as Australians back same-sex marriage

2017-11-15 07:43

Australians have voted decisively in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry, even though the change must still be enshrined in law.

Two South Africans held in Tanzania for homosexuality

2017-10-19 09:07

Two South Africans are among 12 men arrested for presumed homosexuality in Tanzania as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays, police say.

Rainbow flag way off colour for many Egyptians

2017-10-04 11:52

Debauched, perverted, sick, deviant... just some of the words used to describe gays in Egypt amid a police crackdown on homosexuality after the rainbow flag was raised at a concert.

Ex-Australia PM 'headbutted' amid heated gay marriage campaign

2017-09-22 13:19

A man wearing a "yes" badge headbutted former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott while he was campaigning against legalising gay marriage, fuelling fears a heated postal vote on the issue could turn violent.

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