This year's Pride Parade also marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in England and Wales
The Singaporean government has also banned overseas companies from providing sponsorship to this year's Pink Dot rally
LGBTQ or heterosexual, those who were at the 2017 Pride March all agree that #LoveWins
GANDA Filipinas' Naomi Fontanos calls for solidarity with members of the LGBTQ+ community and gay rights advocates
(UPDATED) It is the 3rd year in a row that the parade for LGBT rights has been banned by Turkish authorities
Check out the highlights of this year's march to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride and diversity
'It's very important to be at ease and be comfortable with who you are. Be at peace with who you are and enjoy it,' says an advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusivity
Freedom in Christ Ministries apologizes on behalf of other churches that condemn the gay community
'He paraded himself as an ally during the campaign season, promising same-sex marriage in the Philippines,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
They came to protest, preach, and to celebrate diversity and unity
While some see the march as an avenue where they can voice out their concerns, others see it as a safe space where they can express themselves without prejudice
Celebrating love and passion, the country hosts its biggest pride march of the year
The woman, known to the court only as QT, was refused a spousal visa because she is in a same-sex partnership
Officers arrested 141 men when they raided a building in Jakarta that houses a sauna and a gym, and halted the event they said was called 'The Wild One'.
Taiwan is seen as one of the most progressive societies in the region when it comes to gay rights. Momentum is gathering since President Tsai Ing-wen – who has openly supported marriage equality – came to power last May.
Katy Perry, who was a conservative Christian, speaks about the annual Human Rights Campaign gala about tolerance and advocating for gay rights
President Rodrigo Duterte says he has nothing against gays, but marriage is only for man and woman under the law
Ultra-conservative lawmaker Vitaly Milonov urges Russia's culture ministry to check the upcoming film, which contains Disney's 'first exclusively gay moment'
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman, a transwoman, says it's about time for the Philippines to recognize the rights of same-sex couples
Legislators agree that the bill Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez plans to file will spark an 'intelligent' deliberation on LGBT rights at the House of Representatives
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the LGBT community should not be deprived of happiness. 'Bakit naman 'di natin suportahan?'
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns countries that criminalize homosexuality they are 'bucking the tide of history'
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says lifting the ban is the right thing to do, but Republican lawmakers criticize the move
Certainly the child bullied because of gender expressions that run afoul of community norms wishes only to be ordinary, not to stand out
Members of the LGBT community reiterate their call for an end to discrimination as they gather for the 22nd Manila Pride March
(UPDATED) Organizers say police did an 'excellent job' of securing the LGBT event
The statement comes after companies such as Google, Facebook, and Goldman Sachs backed the annual Pink Dot rally
Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of 'running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights'
Kim Jho Gwang-Soo and Kim Seung-Hwan, the most high-profile gay couple in South Korea, fail to get legal status for their marriage
'For the laws we passed and the lives we ruined, and the standards we set, we are so sorry,' says Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews
'Who are we to judge and to deny someone who wants to modify their sexual identity?' says Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci joins the march to express support for the LGBT community
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Many LGBT activists in Bangladesh deactivate their Facebook pages and go into hiding after the deaths of Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy
The court convicts the men of 'debauchery and incitement to debauchery'
(UPDATED) An official from the Roopbaan LGBT magazine identifies the victims as Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy
It is unclear why the recent furor has gained such momentum, but it follows a push by religious leaders and conservative politicians to bolster public morality in Indonesia, with crackdowns on prostitution and the availability of drugs and alcohol
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The government threatened messaging apps with gay emojis could be banned from Indonesia
'If you can get past the label and think of us as the fabulous son, then you’ll come to realize that you're in for a treat'
The singer gets a real call from the Russian leader after a prank last week
'Europe open your gates,' reads a huge black banner with pink letters
The comic, backed by the country's largest gay rights group, aims to raise awareness of the plight of gays in the conservative Muslim-majority nation
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The gay pride event is blocked Thursday by a local court in the strategic Black Sea port city on the back of concern from authorities that it could spark violence
(UPDATED) US President Barack Obama wraps up a two-day landmark visit to Kenya, marked by aid on business and security but a firm message on gay rights and corruption
(UPDATED) Excitement has been building in Kenya for weeks, with the visit seen as a major boost for the east African nation's position as a regional hub
Kenyan anti-gay protesters march in Nairobi, warning US President Barack Obama not to speak about gay rights when he visits the country of his ancestors later this month