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
'I woke up gay': Malaysian LGBT+ band uses music to fight bias
In Malaysia gay and transgender issues are often seen as taboo, cross-dressing is illegal and sodomy is banned
Plastic? Fantastic!: Cambodian LGBT fashion designers find beauty in trash
Cambodia saw 100 violent and homophobic attacks during the first four months of 2015
Trans meets tradition in Mexico's LGBT+ dance troupe
A folk dance troupe is making waves in Mexico by allowing its dancers to perform in whichever gender makes them happy