A judge has ruled that a North Texas lesbian couple can't live together because of a morality clause in one of the women's divorce papers.
The clause is common in divorce cases in Texas and other states. It prevents a divorced parent from having a romantic partner spend the night while children are in the home. If the couple marries, they can get out from under the legal provision - but that is not an option for gay couples in Texas, where such marriages aren't recognized.
The Peace Corps will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners who want to serve together as volunteers overseas.
Deputy director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said Same-sex couples may begin the application process starting on June 3.
President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Freedom posthumously on Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space.
Obama says Ride was a role model to young women and showed that achievement has no limits. He says Ride advocated for innovation in science, engineering and math.
Across Europe, gay couples are scared of publicly engaging in even the most basic expression of their affection: Holding hands.
Released earlier this month, the largest ever European Union survey of hate crime and discrimination targeting members of the LGBT community in the 27-nation bloc and Croatia showed many of them live in fear and conceal their sexual identity.
Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.
An employee at a Starbucks in Philadelphia is credited with recognizing 24-year-old Caleb “Kai” McGillvary, whose fledgling celebrity took a turn toward notoriety when authorities announced this week that he was wanted in the beating death of a New Jersey lawyer three times his age.
A spate of hate-fueled attacks on gay men in New York, including a killing in the heart of one of its most gay-friendly neighborhoods, is stirring up anxiety, disbelief and outrage heading into what is usually a time of gay Pride celebration.
In the wake of last weekend's deadly shooting on a street in Greenwich Village, officials said Monday that police would increase their presence in the Village and nearby neighborhoods through the end of June - gay Pride month.
Illinois LGBT civil rights advocates say that waiting is no longer an option and the marriage equality bill must be taken up in the House of Representatives this week.
The legislation has passed the Illinois Senate and has the support of Gov. Patrick Quinn. If it passed, Illinois would become the 13th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
The man who police say hurled homophobic slurs at a gay man on a Manhattan street before firing a single fatal shot to his head appeared in court on May 19 to face a charge of murder as a hate crime.
Elliot Morales, who appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court, is also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, according to the complaint filed Sunday by the Manhattan district attorney's office.
The British House of Commons passed the marriage equality bill – known as the same sex couples bill - on May 21.
The vote on the third reading of the legislation was 366 votes to 161 votes.
Police in central China have detained the 18-year-old organizer of a gay Pride march in a sign of the government's nervousness over a growing civil society movement and demands for stronger individual rights.
The man, identified only by his surname Xiang, was detained following the May 17 event in the city of Changsha and ordered to serve 12 days in a detention center for organizing an illegal march, according to a notice on the local police's microblog account.
The father of a Florida teenage girl arrested for engaging in consensual sexual relations with another teenage girl has launched a petition drive on his daughter’s behalf.
Steven Hunt’s petition at Change.org has collected more than 64,000 signatures in a day.
With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
The proposal to be put before the roughly 1,400 voting members of the BSA's National Council on Thursday, at a meeting in Grapevine, Texas, would retain the Scouts' long-standing ban on gays serving in adult leadership positions.