The Israeli military says it has dismissed a transgender teenager who objected to joining the army on ideological grounds.
Inky the octopus waited until it was dark and the staff had gone home from the National Aquarium of New Zealand before making his move.
For years, Chen Tiantian only read about the gay rights movement in faraway places. She knew that there were activists in Beijing and a vibrant community in Shanghai, and that in San Francisco, a distant mecca, gay pride parades took up entire streets.
A judge on Wednesday ruled against a gay couple in China's first same-sex marriage case that was seen as a landmark moment for the country's emerging LGBT rights movement.
In a major ecclesiastical turnaround, a large majority of Norway's church synod have voted in favor of same-sex marriages.
A Chinese arbitration panel has held a hearing in what is believed to be the country's first transgender employment discrimination case.
The attackers who struck Brussels on March 22 initially planned to launch a second assault on France, Belgium's Federal Prosecution Office said Sunday.
There's a new face on Sesame Street - a sassy, fun 6-year-old Afghan puppet girl called Zari, with purple skin, an orange nose and multi-colored hair, an infectious giggle and outfits to please Afghanistan's broad kaleidoscope of ethnicities and cultures.
ISIS has released a propaganda video this week called "The Voice of Virtue in Deterring Hell" that shows a man being thrown off a roof of a tall building after being accused of being gay.
A bizarre ruling from a Paris tribunal says that calling a male hairdresser a "faggot" is not homophobic "because hair salons regularly employ gay people."