Germany's top court has ruled that gays in civil partnerships should be allowed to adopt their partner's adopted children. The court said this woud benefit the children concerned. But gays may still not adopt together.
Colombia's constitutional court has given the go-ahead for gay couples to marry. The decision is a milestone in the traditionally Catholic country.
A homosexual American-Spanish couple has won the right to keep their child, Carmen. Complications ensued after the girl's surrogate mother decided to keep the baby after realizing that the couple was gay.
Indian actor Manoj Bajpayee has won the country's top award for his portrayal of a gay university professor in the film "Aligarh." Homosexuality is illegal in India because of a 19th-century colonial law.
Though a Chinese court rejected a same-sex marriage lawsuit, many believe the case affirmed a growing acceptance of LGBT rights in China. DW examines the implications of the decision for country's gay rights movement.
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