gay rights

Malta becomes first country to ban gay conversion therapy

Malta's human rights commission on Tuesday hailed parliament's decision to ban gay conversion therapy, the first country in the world to do so.

Thousands urge Taiwan lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage rights

More than 10,000 people rallied outside Taiwan's parliament Monday to demand quick legislative action that would clear the way for Taiwan to become the first Asian nation to recognize same-sex...

Mexican parliament rejects nationwide legalization of gay marriage

The Mexican parliament has rejected Wednesday a government initiative to legalize gay marriage nationwide.

Tens of thousands march to support gay rights bill in Taiwan

Over 80,000 supporters of gay rights and marriage equality marched in the 14th annual Taiwan LGBT Pride rally in Taipei City on Saturday afternoon in support of a marriage equality bill that could...

Poll: Most fans would support gay players at clubs

The majority of football fans in Britain would have no issues with their club signing a gay player, according to a BBC Radio 5 live survey published Wednesday.

Northern Ireland Christian bakers lose appeal in row over "gay cake"

A Northern Irish bakery lost its appeal against a court ruling that said it discriminated against a gay man by refusing to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage, the Press Association reported...

Singapore Speakers' Corner rules seen as threat to popular LGBT rally

Foreign entities including companies and non-governmental organizations will have to apply for a permit to fund or support activities at Singapore's Speakers' Corner, a move seen as an attempt to...

Protest in Paris against same-sex marriage draws thousands

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Paris on Sunday against same-sex marriange.

Indonesian police arrest gay couple over amorous Facebook photos

Two men were arrested in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province after one of them posted photos on Facebook showing them kissing in bed, police said Thursday. 

Pope says he invited transsexual to Vatican, urges mercy towards gays

Pope Francis said Sunday he has made outreach gestures towards gays throughout his career within the Catholic clergy and even invited a transsexual for a private chat at the Vatican.

Indonesia seeks to block gay dating apps

Indonesia is seeking to block gay-friendly mobile applications, an official said Friday, adding to a series of measures targeting sexual and gender minorities in the country.

Planned popular vote on gay marriage ignites debate in Australia

The Australian government has proposed a date for a compulsory plebiscite on same-sex marriage, as concerns over expense and funding fuel opposition to the plan.

Tens of thousands protest against gay marriage in Mexico

Ten of thousands of people across Mexico have Saturday taken part in protests against a government plan to legalize same-sex marriage.

Legislator blasts US over comments on Indonesia's treatment of gays

An Indonesian lawmaker has warned the United States against meddling in his country's affairs after Washington criticized Jakarta's treatment of sexual and gender minorities, a report said...

Human Rights Watch: Gay rights under attack in Indonesia

Sexual minorities are under attack in Indonesia, and President Joko Widodo's silence has raised questions about his stated commitment to diversity, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.