France remains divided over gay marriage after lawmakers approved a law legalizing same-sex unions. Attacks on gays are on the rise. But it's likely the bill will become law despite sometimes violent protests.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has backed equal inheritance rights for men and women and is also pushing for other reforms such as decriminalizing homosexuality. Religious conservatives are far from happy.
Current laws in Costa Rica that prohibit gay marriage have been struck down in a court ruling. Despite the court's decision, same-sex couples in Costa Rica may have to wait over a year to get married.
Some 400,000 people are expected to turn out for this year's Berlin Pride. In its 40th year, the parade promises to be more political than ever – to show that the fight for equality and acceptance has not yet been won.
After taking over power in 2009 following a military coup, Andry Rajoelina was prevented from running for the presidency in 2013. In an exclusive interview with DW, he talks about his candidacy for 2018.
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