Chinese psychological clinic was ordered to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, in what is believed to be China's first case involving so-called conversion therapy.
Grace Phelps, granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church's Fred Phelps, traveled with Planting Peace President Aaron Jackson to Jamaica earlier this year to document the lives and experiences of LGBTI youth living in the sewers of Kingston.
The new law will end the legal distinction between opposite-sex and same-sex partnerships, giving same-sex couples equal access to the rights affiliated with marriage, including adoption and name-change privileges.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been drawing up the Charter of Human Rights for Citizens in Seoul, which will state that a person has "the right not to be discriminated against based on sexual orientation or sexual identity."
The murder of a Filipina transgender woman, allegedly by a U.S. Marine, has stoked nationalist outrage in the Philippines but activists say the spotlight should also be shone on “hate crimes” by locals targetting minority groups.
The top United Nations human rights official criticized a recent amendment to the criminal code of The Gambia that creates a broad and vague offense of “aggravated homosexuality” punishable by life imprisonment.
Two Russian rights advocates have been included on Foreign Policy magazine's list of the top 100 leading global thinkers for their roles in raising contentious issues surrounding this year's Sochi Olympic Games.
In China, where most gay people stay silent because of the pressure to have children and a lack of understanding, Anwei and Yebin, a gay couple living in rural North China, have defied the biases of fellow villagers.
Lesotho, a small and largely impoverished African nation located in the heart of Eastern South Africa, is home to a vibrant trans community. One advocate, Tampose Mothepeng, a human rights defender from Lesotho, shares some of the issues facing Lesotho's transgender community.
The theme of Rio de Janeiro Pride was "We Are A Million Voices" and organizers called on the Brazilian government to enact anti-discrimination laws for LGBTs. Buenos Aires also had an emphasis on equality.