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NYC Mayor DeBlasio Announces Plan To Close Rikers Island Penal Colony

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, citing the recommendations of an independent advisory commission, has announced a plan to close the troubled Rikers Island...

‘Free Speech Bus’ Spreads Hateful Message Across US

Two well-known anti-LGBTQ groups have taken to America's streets to deliver their hate-based rhetoric, using an over-the road coach called the "Free Speech Bus",...

“Hate Group” Inclusion Shows UN Members Still Divided on LGBT Rights

UNITED NATIONS - A group designated as a hate group for its “often violent rhetoric” against LGBTI rights was an invited member of the...

Supreme Court Punts On Transgender Case, After Trump Title IX Action

The Supreme Court sent a landmark case involving a Virginia transgender teen back to a lower court for review this morning, citing President Trump's...

New Mandate for LGBTI Rights at the UN

GENEVA - The first-ever independent UN expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Thai lawyer Vivit Muntarbhorn, has already begun the process of open...

Amid Furor Over Same-Sex ‘Date Night’ Ban, Restaurant Defends Policy

A popular restaurant in Brakpan, South Africa, has come under fire for excluding same-sex couples from its new "date night" promotion, as a pair...

Kenyans Turn to Wild Fruits and Insects as Drought Looms

NAIROBI - Too hungry to play, hundreds of starving children in Tiaty Constituency of Baringo County instead sit by the fire, watching the pot...

Suspect Indicted In Big Ben Murder, Claims ‘Self-Defense’

A Manhattan grand jury has indicted Daquan King, the masseur accused of killing Savyon (Big Ben) Zabar, the owner of famed gay nightclub Escuelita,...

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence

President Obama today commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the transgender Army whistle blower convicted of sending a huge trove of classified...

Masseur Arrested In Big Ben Murder Case

As family members bid their final farewell to gay nightlife icon Savyon Zabar, NYPD detectives ended their citywide dragnet in his killing, by arresting...