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The Race To Marry Heats Up Among Britain's Gay Couples

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices

* England and Wales legalised gay marriage in July * Civil partnerships were just not enough, say activists * Churches r...

'It's An Anti-Homosexuals Apartheid'

Agence France Presse | Yannick Pasquet | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the west Af...

India's Gay Community Is Taking Over! (In The Best Way Possible)

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

The Gaysi Family is a website dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community living in the South Asian subcontinent. Last...

Why The Fight Over Gay Marriage In France Isn't Finished

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices

PARIS, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators began gathering in Paris and Lyon on Sunday in a renewed protest against France's legalisation o...

A Response to the Law That Further Criminalizes the LGBT Community in Nigeria

Udoka Okafor | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

The LGBT population in Nigeria is not even advocating for same-sex marriage at this point; they are simply asking that their identities be decriminalized. But passing the bill was both a symbolic act and a means to further polarize the Nigerian populace on the issue of LGBT rights.

New Law Legalizes Anti-Gay 'Violence, Stigma And Discrimination,' Activists Say

Agence France Presse | Phil Hazlewood | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay activists on Tuesday vowed to fight the Nigerian government after the country outlawed same-sex unions, warning the act legitimised homophobic vio...

Indian Supreme Court Endangers Human Rights -- But Public's Outrage Holds Promise for Different Future

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Suzanne B. Goldberg

If there was any question about where things are headed, the outpouring in the media makes clear that the decision of India's Supreme Court to uphold the colonial-era law that criminalizes sexual relations between same-sex partners reflects the nation's past but does not likely reflect the future.

LOOK: The AMAZING Way Facebook Users Are Supporting LGBT Indians

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

Earlier this week, India reinforced its institutionalized discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals when the co...

Sorry, Indian Supreme Court, but Queers Are Here to Stay

Sandip Roy | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Sandip Roy

What the judges do not realize is that you cannot turn the clock back to 2008 any more than you can squeeze toothpaste back into the tube. This is a different India now.

Inspiring New UN Video Reveals Seismic Shifts in Global LGBT Rights Debate

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Certainly the debate at the United Nations on the rights of LGBT people remains fractious, exposing sharp divisions of opinion among countries and strong opposition from some quarters. But stand back a couple of paces and the longer-term trends appear far more positive.

Bad News For Croatia's LGBT Community

AP | ELDAR EMRIC | Posted 12.02.2013 | Gay Voices

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-...

Gay Protests Rattle City Ahead Of Controversial Marriage Equality Vote

Agence France Presse | Veselica | Posted 01.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay rights supporters in conservative and mainly Catholic Croatia staged protests on Saturday on the eve of a controversial referendum that could outl...

'You Can Make A Church A Cold Place For Gay And Lesbian People, Or...'

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2014 | Gay Voices

* Clergy should be able to bless same-sex couples: report * Critics says proposal contradicts church teachings * British...

How Western Foreign Policy Is Hurting LGBT Africans

Scott Novak | Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Novak

David Cameron's foreign-aid policy and the falsities presented by the African press only contribute to this demonization of LGBT people. If there is one thing that I have learned from activism, it is that punishing people will not get them to change their views on LGBT rights.

Putin Responds To Criticism Of Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed a growing international sentiment against Russia's anti-gay laws, claiming that the country is not attempti...

(We Are) #GayPropaganda

Kevin Dolan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Dolan

(We Are) #GayPropaganda looks to provide the international community with the tools and language needed to make their opposition to Russia's anti-LGBT oppression heard during the Winter Olympics. Our ultimate goal? To blanket social media and raise a new kind of global awareness.

From Bangladesh to Brooklyn: An LGBT Activist's Story

Randal Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Randal Mason

When I ask Shakhawat Hossain if it's true that he's the first openly gay Bangladeshi, he quietly demurs. "Lately more Bangladeshis are coming out to their families, and they're a lot more courageous than me."

The Kiss: Two Young Women With the Hearts of Warriors Confront Hatred and Bigotry

Trevor Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Trevor Martin

A few weeks it was reported that two young women had been manhandled, arrested, beaten up and thrown into a jail cell for engaging in a same-sex kiss at a public gospel concert in a park in Brazil. I am in touch with one of the women, who told me about what happened at the event.

African Conference: Out of Step With International Human Rights Standards

Damian Ugwu | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Damian Ugwu

Human rights law is a set of rules that countries voluntarily sign up for, and African states have signed up for. There is no ambiguity in the law in terms of protection against discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Every Single Article Ever Written About Being Gay in Beirut in One Convenient Article

Raja Farah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Raja Farah

Hamed Sinno, the openly gay frontman of the Lebanese band Mashrou3 Leila, is gay. His gay voice represents the entire Arab world. Through his gay songs he captures the angst of the youth, singing about things no one gay has ever sung about in a gay way.

Exclusive Interview With Davis Mac-Iyalla, the Nigerian LGBT Rights Activist Fighting to Redefine Religion

Udoka Okafor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

"The African bishops need to stop doing the talking and start listening to the LGBT people. We are not making much progress with the debate in Africa because most of our African bishops have affiliated themselves with right-wing conservative Christians from the United States."

A Gay First For Australia

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Australia's national capital on Tuesday passed laws making it the first territory to allow gay marriage and said a legal challenge from the federal go...

Beyond Russia: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights Around the World

Randal Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Randal Mason

The issue of anti-LGBT violence in Russia has become a cause célèbre over the last several months, in part due to the approaching Winter Olympics in Sochi, but homophobic and transphobic violence are problems in every region of the world, including in the United States.

How to Approach the Issue of LGBT Rights in Africa

Udoka Okafor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

LGBT issues in Africa must be approached from multiple angles: political, social, legal, and cultural. Many of the things understood about the African community, even by some people within Africa itself, are understood through the lens of a culture that was redefined by the West.

WATCH: Excommunicated Priest: American Missionaries Feed LGBT Hate In Uganda

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo was excommunicated from the Church of Uganda for his opposition to the country's severe culture of homophobia, but that ha...