Vatican fires priest who comes out as gay

Krzysztof Charamsa

A priest that came out as gay has been fired by the Vatican. Newsmax reports that on the eve of a synod of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families, Krzysztof Charamsa, a mid-level official in the Vatican’s doctrine office, came out of the closet at a […]

Polish president vetoes Polish Gender Accordance act

President Andrzej Duda

Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoed the law on Gender Accordance, which had been previously approved by the Polish Parliament (Sejm).  The act will now return to the Sejm, where the veto can only be rejected with 3/5 of votes. According to ILGA Europe, the Gender Accordance Act is an attempt to codify the legal gender recognition […]

Alturi has launched: New non-profit to help improve the lives of LGBTI people worldwide


WASHINGTON D.C. —  Alturi, a new non-profit organization devoted to elevating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community globally, launched publicly today and announced the selection of its founding boards of directors. U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), who has introduced […]

WATCH: Putin denies that Russia discriminates against gays and lesbians


View More: Overtime Original News|Live News|More News Videos Following the announcement by the Kremlin that Vladimir Putin would meet with singer Sir Elton John, to discuss any issue including LGBT rights the Russian president held an interview with 60 Minutes yesterday. The Advocate reported that Putin told CBS News anchor Charlie Rose said he didn’t […]

Prison official who sold George Michael information to tabloid going to jail

George Michael

A British prison official is going to jail after selling information about George Michael to the British tabloid, The Sun. Amanda Watts, 43, will be sentenced next month after admitting to supplying The Sun five pieces of information about Michael while he was serving time in Highpoint Prison, reports The Guardian. She was paid £2,100 ($3,200) […]

‘Gay Days’ comes to Munich’s Oktoberfest

Gay Oktoberfest

Munich’s famous Oktoberfest got underway on Saturday with a gay Bierfest on Sunday. Thanks to ‘Gay Sunday’ – Oktoberfest is now a very gay affair. 8,000 gay (mostly men) poured into an enormous tent, dressed in gingham shirts and tight lederhosen – and danced the night away to the sound of brass bands and disco. […]

Nepal ratifies new constitution that includes LGBT protections

Kathmandu, Nepal street vendors

In a historic first for a nation in Asia, Nepal has passed a new constitution that provides explicit protections for LGBT people from discrimination, violence and abuse. Nepal joins only a handful of countries, including South Africa and Ecuador, that have enshrined equal rights protections for LGBT people in their national constitutions. Nepal’s Parliament endorsed […]

London Uber driver kicks gay couple out of cab for sharing kiss

Sam Simons and Santiago Figeuroa

LONDON — Saturday night,  a gay couple were allegedly kicked out of their Uber cab by the driver for sharing a kiss. The pair, Sam Simons and his friend Santiago Figeuroa, were taking a ride home across London and looking at photos in the back of the cab when Figeuroa put his arm around  Simons […]

Viral #GAYISOK campaign raises over $400,000 for ‘Love Fund’ to support LGBT groups fighting for equality


LONDON, U.K. – The Love Soap, printed with #GayIsOK, launched in Lush stores 25 June  and was sold until the end of July. Lush customers and All Out members took to social media to post “selfies” with their personal messages about why they support equality. Though around 80 Lush shops around the world were unable […]

Anti-marriage equality Australian prime minister ousted

Malcolm Turnbull

Today, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who last month refused to allow a vote for marriage equality in the Parliament, was ousted from his position and replaced by Malcolm Turnbull through a leadership ballot. Liberal Party members voted 54 to 44 to replace Abbott with former party leader and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who had […]

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