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Is America's Global Gay Rights Push Too 'Colonial'?

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama has taken the U.S. gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world to promote a...

Over 120 Countries Are Coming Together To Fight Homophobia And Transphobia

Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

Today, May 17th, 2014, marks the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia held in over 120 countries and impacting hundreds of ...

Is This What Russia Means By 'Gay Propaganda'?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

After officially launching on Feb. 13, a Russian language book titled Gay Propaganda: Russian Love Stories has gained global attention in the face of ...

Student Launches Petition To Cut All American Aid To Uganda

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices

A high school student has started a White House petition that calls on President Obama to cut all American aid to Uganda. Isaiah Smith spearheaded ...

WATCH: Thousands Of Swedes Show Their Love For Russian LGBT People

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Last October, we brought you the heartwarming story of 2,000 Swedes who gathered in the Olympic Stadium of Stockholm to sing the Russian national anth...

Running From New York To Russia To Support LGBT People

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Front Runners New York, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) running club, is setting out to accomplish an incredible feat: cumulatively ru...

What Is It Like To Be Young And Gay In Russia?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

When Russian legislators passed anti-gay "propaganda" legislation last summer, they effectively institutionalized homophobia and transphobia throughou...

Ian McKellen And 27 Nobel Laureates Speak Out Against Russia's Anti-Gay Law

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

27 Nobel Laureates have joined prominent actor Ian McKellen in publishing an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to speak out...

WATCH: Being LGBT In One Of The World's Most Homophobic Places

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Widely understood to be one of the most homophobic places in the world, Uganda is a dangerous place to be openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgende...

HRC Makes HUGE Contribution To Russia's LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.19.2013 | Gay Voices

The Human Rights Campaign made a huge announcement today about their involvement in aiding members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT...

Violent Attacks Won't Stop City From Hosting Gay Pride Parade

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Montenegrin capital will host a Gay Pride parade in late October in defiance of violent attacks on activists during the first such march this summ...

Major Setback For Gay Rights In Pakistan?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Pakistan's Internet watchdog has blocked the deeply conservative Muslim country's first website aimed at gay people, saying it was "against Islam".The...

Embattled Gay Pride Celebration Marches On Despite Protests

AP | VYTAUTAS VALENTINAVICIUS | Posted 07.27.2013 | Gay Voices

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- A group of protesters tried to disrupt Lithuania's second gay pride parade ever on Saturday, defying an enormous police presence...

Two Men Convicted Under Cameroon's Anti-Gay Legislation

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices

DAKAR, Senegal -- A lawyer says a court in Cameroon has found two men guilty under the African country's harsh law banning gay sex, the latest in a st...

Why Are People In The World's Most Anti-Gay Countries Searching For So Much Gay Porn?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Nigeria and Pakistan are two of the planet's most anti-gay countries, so why are residents of both nations searching for so much gay porn? As eagl...

New Poll Reveals Acceptance Levels Of Homosexuality Around The World

Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The fight for marriage equality continues to dominate global headlines, but a new survey reveals a surprising divide on the acceptance of homosexualit...

Bad News For Nigeria's LGBT Community

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, end...

Gay Activists Detained At Pride Rally

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence ...

Puerto Rico Approves Anti-Discrimination Bill

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Legislators in Puerto Rico on Friday approved a heavily debated bill that outlaws employment discrimination based on gender o...

Lesbian Moms Threaten To Overshadow Turkish PM's Dutch Visit

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch lesbian couple have gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents said on television in Turkey t...

Mexico Makes Landmark Move On Anti-Gay Language

Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

In what's already been hailed as a landmark case, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that anti-gay slurs were not protected under the country's freedom of s...