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32 LGBT Mormon Youth Commit Suicide

Aged 14-20, these deaths are devastating a community.<p>After taking a few steps forward in terms of LGBT acceptance, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has taken a major step back. The LDS church, or Mormon Church, comprised of 15 million members, considers acting on feelings of …

Pakistan Paper Censors Gay Kiss on Front Page of New York Times

At the top of Friday’s print edition of the <i>International New York Times</i> in Pakistan, readers saw a blank 8-by-12-inch white space, after local …

Transgender couple win council payout for defamation

Couple claim they were repeatedly targeted by locals in a campaign that culminated in 'nasty' letter published on council website<p>A transgender couple who claim local villagers subjected them to a campaign of harassment won damages from the council after defamatory comments were published on its …

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Lesbian Atlanta writer's debut novel wins Stonewall Book Award

The American Library Association recently announced that lesbian Atlanta author Libby Ware’s debut novel “Lum” has won a 2016 Stonewall Book Award, …

Mark Segal: Calling out insensitive, anti-Semitic protest at Creating Change 2016

When I was a boy of 13, my grandmother took me to my first civil-rights demonstration to teach me about racism and social justice. She knew those …

Israel

Donald Trump would 'consider' justices to overturn marriage ruling

<b>Donald Trump</b> on Jan. 31, 2016, said he would “strongly consider” nominating U.S. Supreme Court justices who would overturn last year’s ruling that …

Donald Trump

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 5

1. Out “Empire” star Jussie Smollett nabbed several NAACP Image Awards Thursday night, with Queen Latifah also picking one up for her role as …

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Openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam to be honoured with courage award

Openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam who came out earlier this year is to be honoured with an award for courage.<p>The Arthur Ashe Courage Award will be …

11-year-old boy bullied for liking ‘gay’ My Little Pony attempts suicide, may have brain damage

An 11-year-old boy who attempted suicide after homophobic bullying is likely to have permanent brain damage, it has been reported.<p>Michael Morones was …

Irish man live-tweets race home to Ireland after realising he could vote in gay marriage referendum

AT THE last minute, Damian McGlynn realised he was able to vote after phoning his mum.<p>AN IRISHMAN living in Edinburgh recorded his epic journey home …

Hillary Clinton responded to a Muslim veteran's question on Islamophobia with a scathing criticism of Donald Trump

A Muslim-American woman and Air Force veteran asked Clinton during the Iowa event how she would make the US safe for Muslim children, considering what she called a rise of Islamophobia.<p>Clinton used the question as a vehicle to lambaste the rhetoric of the Republican presidential candidates, …

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Ofsted threatens to penalise schools where Muslim veil is worn

Sir Michael Wilshaw writes to all inspectors instructing them to mark down institutions where they believe the veil 'hinders learning' and 'social interaction'<p>Schools will be marked down by Ofsted for the first time if inspectors judge that wearing the veil – by students or teachers – is a "barrier …

The long history of Muslims and Christians killing people together

In 1683, a vast Ottoman army camped outside the gates of Vienna. For centuries thereafter, the siege and final decisive battle that took place would …

Barack Obama criticises Donald Trump over Muslim ban

President says Republican rhetoric is "unrecognisable" from when he ran against John McCain in 2008<p>President Barack Obama said that American politics has become "meaner" and the rhetoric of Republican candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz has become "unrecognisable" to him.<p>Mr Obama has so far …

Donald Trump