Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya
Same-sex relations are not a crime in Russia, but rights groups say a law limiting the dissemination of information on LGBT+ issues has led to homophobic attacks
Combat racism by adding black and brown stripes to the LGBT+ Rainbow Flag
Debate is raging over whether the universally known LGBT+ Rainbow Flag should expand to take on brown and black stripes to recognise racism within the community
'I'm over it:' Comedian Kevin Hart rules out hosting the Oscars
The actor had said he was reconsidering his decision to step down over criticism of past homophobic comments
Miss Universe's first transgender contestant revels in being role model
Miss Spain Angela Ponce is favoured by many online bookies to win the Miss Universe crown.
Gay men claim football for their own in Brazil
The openly gay league presents a stark contrast to the anti-LGBT+ attitudes that often erupt at the country's many football stadiums.
Church of England paves way for ceremonies to welcome trans people
"This new guidance provides an opportunity, rooted in scripture, to enable trans people ... to mark their transition in the presence of their church family," said Julian Henderson, who worked on the guidelines
Festive fun or festive fail? Christmas classics cause offence
Some seasonal songs are now associated more with causing offence than festive cheer
Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain's Turner Prize with phone video about coming out
Charlotte Prodger's work looks at queer identity and her experience of coming out as gay in Scotland.
Be celibate or leave the priesthood, pope tells gay priests
Francis says "no room" for homosexual acts by priests or nuns
India's LGBT+ people shine on prime-time TV, following court victory
Campaigners are hoping that television can help smash stereotypes about the LGBT+ community