How Eurovision became a gay-friendly contestThe LGBT community’s passion for the Eurovision Song Contest hardly began with Conchita Wurst’s triumph last year. The international TV and radio contest has long been embraced…
The human cost of unrest in BurundiMediaWatch takes a look at the human cost of unrest in Burundi, as refugees flood neighbouring countries. Also, new figures suggest France is in the grip of homophobia, with…
Video: Cubans call for gay rights at marriage marchThousands marched in Havana on Saturday to support gay rights and to join a symbolic marriage ceremony organised by President Raul Castro’s daughter Mariela.
Obama calls for end to LGBT ‘conversion’ therapyPresident Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth.
Arkansas, Indiana pass amended 'anti-gay' lawsLawmakers in the statehouses of Indiana and Arkansas on Thursday approved fixes to religion acts that had provoked a storm of criticism from rights groups and US companies…
UN benefits for gay spouses despite Russian oppositionOn Tuesday Russia failed to block a United Nations decision to extend full spousal benefits to its legally-married gay and lesbian employees.
LGBT activists in Cameroon face threats and violenceIn Cameroon, where a homosexual act can get you six months to five years in prison, people defending members of the gay community are now being targeted as well.
French gossip weekly fined for ‘outing’ far-right politicianCloser, the French gossip magazine that revealed President François Hollande’s affair with an actress, has been fined €20,000 for publishing photos of the National Front’s deputy…
Is France’s far-right flirting with the gay vote?France’s far-right National Front party announced Friday that the cofounder of a prominent gay rights group was joining its ranks and will be a future candidate in elections, a…
US Supreme Court rebuffs marriage equality opponentsThe US Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way on Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage and may have signalled that it’s only a matter of time before same-sex…
French town bans ad of women on the brink of a kissA French town has ordered advertisers to remove posters which appear to show two women about to kiss, following complaints from embarrassed parents.
In ‘Noor’, a transgender Pakistani searches for love and acceptanceA member of Pakistan’s transgender community plays a lightly fictionalised version of himself in “Noor”, a moving French-Turkish film currently in French cinemas. FRANCE 24 takes…