"Some guys poured fuel on my house and set it alight. The next morning workers were already pulling down my house."
Natalya Tatjana Strezhniova
""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
Bosnia and Herzegovina
A timeline of how Europe has gradually legalised gay marriage.
The move brings Austria into line with many other European nations.
Victorian MP Tim Wilson proposed to his partner, Ryan Bolger, during Question Time in Parliament
Australia's Senate passes same-sex marriage law, dismissing conservative efforts to let religious objectors refuse to provide wedding services to gay couples
Despite funding cuts, local media estimate that 800,000 people gathered on Copacabana beach for the annual event.
Turkey bans all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in its capital Ankara.
A statement by Turkish authorities cited "public safety and terrorism risks" as the causes
Thousands celebrate at a rally in Sydney afer Australians vote overwhelmingly for legislation supporting same-sex marriage
Officials declare the results of a nationwide postal survey after years of fierce public and political debate
Homosexuality remains deeply taboo and punishable by law in world's biggest democracy.
The 33-year-old beat a rival who refused to refer to her as 'she'.
Nicola Sturgeon: "I categorically, unequivocally and wholeheartedly apologise for those laws and for the hurt and the harm they did to so many."
Tens of thousands celebrate Taiwan's LGBT Pride
Michelle Suarez became Uruguay’s first transgender senator on Tuesday, October 10.
Campaigners have described the event as a test of the conservative Balkan state's rights record as it seeks to join the European Union.
Australia's High Court has rejected two legal challenges to the centre-right coalition government's proposed postal vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
Australia's High Court has begun hearing a legal challenge against the government's plan to hold a postal vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriage
Members of Nepal's LGBT community made their mark at a popular festival in the conservative Hindu-majority country
It has turned into a complex political and legal issue that has divided public opinion, but the Australian government says it is confident it has
On Saturday a parade of decorated boats passed through Amsterdam’s historic canals as part of the city’s Gay Pride festival.
The Canal Parade is