In Ivory Coast, being gay isn’t against the law. But it's also not really allowed. At the Carnival in Bounoua, the men's costumes can't be flamboyant enough. It's a vehicle for otherwise stigmatized sexual minorities in the country.
Men and women in Germany have the same rights and obligations. Both genders should have the same opportunities in life – whether in careers, raising children or issues of sexuality.
The number of crimes against gays and lesbians in Germany has increased by almost a third in the past year. Is a lack of action by politicians, police and schools to blame?
Tens of thousands of people have descended on the streets of London for the UK capital's annual Pride parade. This year's march coincides with the 50th anniversary of Britain decriminalizing homosexuality.
Social Democrats want to put marriage equality on the table, and more than 80 percent of Germans support expanding the right to marry to same-sex couples. But many Christian Democrats are still pushing back.
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