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ACLU Releases Report on First 100 Days of Trump…and it’s Not Good

The American Civil Liberties Union today released a report on the civil rights and civil liberties record of the first 100…

South Korean Army Accused of Using Gay ‘Dating Apps’ to Out Servicemembers

South Korea’s military is being accused of baiting gay soldiers with fake social media accounts on gay hook-up apps. The…

Systemic Killing of Gay Men in Chechnya Needs International Outcry

Novaya Gazeta reported that more than 100 men have been arbitrarily detained in ‘camps‘ and at least three have been…

European Court Rules Forced Transgender Sterilization Violates Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday that requiring sterilization of individuals seeking a change in their legal gender…

Meryl Streep Goes After Trump at HRC Gala

Meryl Streep made headlines for her anti-Trump call to action at this year’s Golden Globes, but she went after Trump…

Two Young Women Arrested in Morocco Under Suspicion for Homosexuality

While lesbians are usually ignored in places where homsexuality is criminalized, Morocco has taken an unusual step in arresting two…

United Nations Appoints First Independent Investigator to Protect LGBT People Worldwide

The United Nations is further committing to protecting the human rights of LGBT people worldwide by appointing their first-ever independent…

Pride Flag Gets Launched into Space, Making the Final Frontier a Bit More Gay-Friendly

The non-profit organization Planting Peace has just sent a Pride flag into space for the first time in history. Sending…

Pope Francis Insults Transgender People Saying It’s ‘Terrible’

Pope Francis has once again shown his true (non-rainbow) colors this week when he lamented that children are being taught…

The United Nationals Human Rights Council voted in favor of hiring an expert whose job it would be to tackle…

About 98% of Antarctica is sheathed in a mile of ice, but thanks to the efforts of one non-profit, 100% has…

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Chair Award for 2016 will be given to Archbishop Desmond Tutu in honor…

There may still be a long way to go in Latin America to secure equality for all LGBT persons—especially to…

This past Sunday, Larry Lennox-Choate and Daniel Lennox-Choate, the first gay men to be married at West Point Military Academy,…

‘This just in from HRC: The European Court on Human Rights has ruled that all signatories to the European Convention…

The United Nations has released their first report on the state of human rights of LGBT people. The report, which…

Randy W. Berry, a veteran senior US Foreign Service Officer, has been selected as the State Department’s first ever LGBT…

A new map shows that 52 out of Alabama’s 67 counties are refusing to issue gay and lesbian marriage licenses,…

Yesterday, the UN celebrated 64 years of their International Human Rights Day. The U.N. LGBTQ Core Groups, which include the…

Gay-rights and human-rights organizations worldwide are condemning the decision by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to sign into law horrific new…

It seems like the unlikeliest of pairs: the drag queen, beard-sporting star that won Eurovision and buttoned-up UN Secretary-General Ban…

This just in from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)…

The Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America, who represent one of the world’s largest Christian denominations, announced that Jay…

To many, Nelson Mandela was the nonpareil example of a leader and an example of a 21st-century hero. Today, the…

A plea by a bisexual Jamaican man was rejected by a court in Leeds, UK after he warned them that…

  Despite moving her baby shower from the Hollywood-boycotted Beverly Hills Hotel, Kim Kardashian seems to have had a change…

  This June, people from all over the world will descend on Toronto, Canada to celebrate World Pride—an event that…

While we celebrate our recent victories in many places in the Western world, a new study shows that more than…

Two human rights advocacy organizations, Rights4Girls and The California Endowment, have called upon news directors and style editors for a…

Virgin made a commitment to human rights in Brunei today when owner Sir Richard Branson tweeted “No Virgin employee, nor…