Article 19, the UK's human rights organization proposed introducing a concept of an anti-LGBT crime to the Kazakhstani Criminal Code.
A Russian lawmaker who has strongly backed anti-gay legislation said all homosexuals were "mentally ill".
The IOC introduced reforms for the next Olympics Games. Kazakhstan is bidding to host the 2022 Olympics so it can be affected as well.
Creators of the scandalous poster depicting a smooch between Kazakh composer and Russian poet of 19 century have lost the appeal in court on grounds of "acceptable morality and behaviour". What is for sexual minorities in Kazakhstan?
The US Supreme Court this week made plans toward revisiting gay marriage.
Kazakhstan activists urged the Kazakh Parliament to ban gay propaganda and prohibit the people known to be gay from holding public offices and serving in the army.
The infamous poster depicting a Russian poet and a Kazakh composer smooching caused outrage in the social media in Kazakhstan. Now, the Kazakh Minister of Culture has joined the slamming.
The poster of Kazakh composer Kurmangazy and Russian poet Pushkin kissing produced by an Almaty-based ads agency is in the eye of a hurricane of outrage from both Kazakhstan and Russia.
Astana mayor Tasmagambetov spoke about the importance of education and called the Kazakhstan citizens to safeguard their children from the "brainwashing" coming from abroad.
A Beijing court began hearing a landmark case on "gay conversion" treatment Thursday, as an activist in a nurse's uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle, outside.
Support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high in Australia, a poll showed Tuesday, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue.
The World Health Organization urged all men who have gay sex to take antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul for the city's Gay Pride parade, an event that has taken on added political significance a year on from massive anti-government protests.
Costa Rica's social security administration has agreed to allow same-sex couples to share health and pension benefits, even though the conservative Central American country bans gay marriage.
A Moroccan court has jailed six men for up to three years on various charges including "homosexuality", a rights group told AFP.
Revelers thronged central Sao Paulo for the city's annual gay pride parade Sunday amid calls to criminalize homophobic behavior.
Nigeria, under fire internationally for banning gay marriage and alleged abuses while tackling Islamist insurgents, received its first visit from the United Nations human rights commissioner.
The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure.
A group of gay and lesbian activists staged a Valentine's Day kissing protest in Beijing Friday aimed at highlighting Russia's controversial anti-homosexuality laws.
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