Russians charged for promoting homosexuality
Two Russian gay activists were convicted on April 6 of promoting homosexuality in Ryazan, southeast of Moscow.
Harassment widespread in Europe
A European Union report released on March 31 showed that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals face widespread harassment, bullying and discrimination across Europe.
Life sentence in antigay slaying
A 20-year-old Liverpool man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of an 18-year-old gay man who was brutally beaten and left in the street to die.
Sydney celebrates Mardi Gras
Revelers decked out in sequins, feathers, wigs and leather danced through the streets of Sydney last weekend to the cheers of more than 300,000 people at the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Lawyers discuss LGBT rights
Gay-rights activists and lawyers from 11 countries recently met in South Africa for a four-day workshop on legal strategies for promoting LGBT rights in Africa.
Iceland swears in lesbian PM
Earlier this week, Iceland swore in its first openly gay head of government — as well as its first female leader — when the new Social Democratic Alliance chose Johanna Sigurdardottir to be prime minister.