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High Praise for State Department's First-Ever Envoy for LGBT Human Rights

Longtime State Department diplomat Randy Berry will serve in a new post tasked with improving the situation of LGBT people around the world.


5 Global LGBT Rights News Stories to Watch in 2015

The Advocate asked Human Rights First advocacy counsel Shawn Gaylord to compile a list of five of the most significant developing stories regarding LGBT rights, equality and threats to our community worldwide.

Scotland's Marriage Equality Starts Today

It took decades of struggle, campaigning, and coalition-building by equal marriage activists and supporters to reach today's historic celebrations and nuptials.

PHOTOS: Taiwan Pride Is All About Marriage Equality

Tens of thousands marched in Taipei at Asia's largest Pride Parade to urge support for a controversial bill on same-sex marriage currently awaiting debate in Taiwan's parliament.

Gay Couple's Kiss Sparks U.K. Bus Driver's Antigay Rant

Even as U.K. society overall becomes more accepting of LGBT people, there has been a spate of public homophobic incidents reported in the media of late.

QueerFest St. Petersburg a Success Despite Evictions, Attacks

Organizers of the International Queer Culture Festival in St. Petersburg gracefully faced down bullies with courage, determination and help from police, American and European diplomatic missions, as well as friendly passersby.

PHOTOS: VietPride Brings a Defiant Rainbow to Hanoi

Last weekend's VietPride 2014 was a major hit, drawing an estimated 300 atttendees for the third annual celebration. 

London: College Won't Revoke Sultan of Brunei's Honorary Degree

King's College London has rejected an alum's call for the school to rescind the Sultan of Brunei's honorary doctoral law degree.