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Participants at a gay pride festival in Prague celebrate on Aug. 17, 2013. (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)

Can the Czech Republic Tear Down Europe’s Rainbow Curtain?

Eastern Europe has long resisted same-sex marriage. Prague might be about to change that.

People celebrate in Bangalore on Sept. 6, 2018, after India’s top court struck down a colonial-era law that penalized gay sex. (Aijaz Rahi/AP)

Inside the Battle to Decriminalize Homosexuality in India

On the podcast: A human rights lawyer describes the 10-year fight for LGBT rights.

Rainbow flags appear during event hosted by U.N. Globe, a U.N. LGBTI advocacy group, celebrating International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17 at United Nations Office in Nairobi. (Photo credit: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Administration to Deny Visas to Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats, U.N. Officials

The new policy will insist they be married—even if they're from countries that criminalize gay marriage.


In Swift and Historic Shift, Germany Approves Same-Sex Marriage

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s abrupt willingness to take up the issue leads to swift action in German parliament.

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC - FEBRUARY 22:  Sgt. Jarrod Simmons tries to motivate his squad of Marines before they head out on a 10 kilometer training march carrying 55 pound packs during Marine Combat Training (MCT) on February 22, 2013 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  Since 1988 all non-infantry enlisted male Marines have been required to complete 29 days of basic combat skills training at MCT after graduating from boot camp. MCT has been required for all enlisted female Marines since 1997. About six percent of enlisted Marines are female.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Female and Transgender Troops Fear Combat Exclusion in Trump’s Pentagon

Trump and his deputies are skeptical of historic policy changes at the Pentagon opening up combat jobs to women and allowing transgender troops to serve openly.

Indian members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community take part in a pride parade, calling for freedom from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, in Chennai on June 26, 2016. / AFP / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Carnal Intercourse Against the Order of Nature’ Is Still Illegal in India

The country's top court declined to revisit a law that targets gay sex — the latest setback for the subcontinent’s LGBT community and its struggle for equality.


Top U.S. Spy: ‘Use Whatever Bathroom You Want’

James Clapper wades into the transgender bathrooms debate.

BOSTON - JUNE 6: The Gay Pride Flag swirls in the wind before being hoisted atop the flagpole at Boston City Hall during the 20th annual flag-raising ceremony to open the citys Pride Week gay rights events scheduled through Sunday, June 15. (Photo by Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Washington and London Are Looking For a Few Good Gay Spies

Britain's MI6 flew the rainbow flag from their London headquarters on Tuesday -- but intelligence agencies have not always been so accepting of LGBT spies.


European Union Joins the Backlash Over Transgender Rights in U.S. States

The European Union accuses three U.S. states with anti-LGBT laws of violating UN rights covenant .

Bangladeshi students protest in Rajshahi on April 24, 2016 a day after unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor.
Bangladesh police arrested an Islamist student on April 24 over the hacking to death of a professor one day earlier, the latest such killing claimed by the Islamic State group. / AFP / -        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

One by One, Bangladesh’s Activists Are Being Hacked to Death

This week, a professor and two LGBT rights activists were hacked to death in Bangladesh.


Anti-Gay Law Has German Firm Saying ‘Nein’ to North Carolina

Deutsche Bank scuttles plans to add jobs in North Carolina due to the state's anti-gay law.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 27:  A boy dances as he and others participate during the 4th Delhi Queer Pride 2011 March on November 27, 2011 in New Delhi, India.  India's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community celebrated the 4th Delhi Queer Pride March with a parade through the streets of Delhi. People gathered to protest violence, harassment and discrimination faced by the LGBT community in India.  (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

India: A Microcosm of Tensions on LGBT Rights

South Asia stands in the middle of a deep divide on LGBT rights in the international community and reframes the existing narrative of LGBT rights as only a Western value.


Obama Nominates First Openly Gay Secretary of the Army

Fanning would join a new leadership team atop the Army.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 27: A woman helps Francisco Pavon, center, wave a rainbow pride flag and an American flag during a gay pride celebration on June 27, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide without regard to their state's laws. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

White Supremacist Web Forum Suggests Burning Rainbow Flags for July 4

Just a week after the Supreme Court knocked down a gay-marriage ban in the United States, white supremacists are suggesting burning rainbow flags for July 4.


Can the Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision Help the World’s Most Homophobic Country?

Nigeria's draconian anti-gay law has trampled human rights, exacerbated the country's HIV crisis, and fueled vicious police crackdowns — and it isn't going anywhere.

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