The attack on a gay club in Orlando has triggered a wave of solidarity. In the City in Florida, people are lining up to donate blood for those who were injured in the shooting.
Once in Germany, gay and lesbian refugees continue to experience verbal attacks and homophobia. They also encounter difficulties during the asylum process, as Knud Wechterstein from Rainbow Refugees Frankfurt explains.
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.
The vote marks a significant progressive milestone for a typically conservative European country. But not everyone on the predominantly Roman Catholic island has welcomed the move.
The Bundestag has voted to rescind all convictions for homosexuality from the post-war period. Germany's LGBT community has described the vote as "historic," albeit not without its shortcomings.
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