The Human Rights Campaign challenged U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to condemn and end the ongoing persecution of LGBT Chechens as the world leaders met for a summit in Helsinki, Finland July 16.
It was a bold move. One that was dangerous in Russia, a country known for being one of the most homophobic in the world, and, eventually, led a woman to flee with her family to the United States.
India's Supreme Court this week began hearings to consider striking down Section 377, the anti-sodomy law that criminalizes homosexuality.
Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June. The country inaugurated a PrEP program in four cities that would make daily dosing of the HIV drug Truvada available free to as many as 3,000 people.
France showed its support of San Francisco's LGBT community over Pride weekend.
France will show its pride in San Francisco this weekend.
Longtime American global LGBT rights activist Scott Long was brutally attacked and hospitalized June 9 in Oakland.
Same-sex marriage is legal again in Bermuda.
Richard Grenell, U.S. ambassador to Germany, raised alarms and elicited harsh responses from German and U.S. politicians for comments about empowering European conservatives.
Barbados last week elected its first female prime minister, who is also pro-LGBT, in a landslide victory.
Canada officially joined the Global Equality Fund with a $200,000 contribution to protect LGBT rights, Global Affairs Canada officials announced May 17.
Israel showed its pride as people flooded the streets celebrating Israeli singer Netta Barzilai's win with her song, "Toy," at the Eurovision Song Contest May 12.
Cuban LGBT rights advocate Mariela Castro announced May 4 that she will push for same-sex marriage and other sexual orientation and gender identity rights during a forthcoming revision of the country's constitution.