""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
"If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region will be a region of peace and development."
high heeled dash round the Spanish capital
The parliament voted by 393 votes in favour of same-sex unions to 226 against.
SPD leader Martin Schulz says his party will push for a vote in parliament this week, before the start of the summer recess.
It comes after other parties warned that an agreement on gay marriage would be a condition of any coalition deal with Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU).
Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in cities across the world.
Police stopped activists for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersexed rights from gathering in large numbers
Pride rallies have taken place in previous years in Istanbul and some of those behind it are vowing to go ahead and stage the event this year as
Thousands of people attended a gay pride parade in Ukraine’s capital amid tight security on Sunday.
Participants carrying rainbow flags and signs
Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats have joined thousands marching for gay pride in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
More lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered people (LGBT) were killed last year in the United States than in the previous 20.
In Orlando, Florida, vigils are being held to remember the victims of the 2016 shooting rampage in the gay Pulse nightclub.
Services are being held
Tens of thousands have taken part in marches in the US in support of LGBT rights.
People took to the streets in Washington, Los Angeles and other
Posing in front of the Eiffel Tower, men kiss and hold a banner reading "Put a stop to homophobia in Chechnya."
LGBT community in Indonesia face growing prejudice
Hundreds of waving rainbow flags and groups of people dancing through the streets to Madonna can mean just one thing: Gay Pride has come to town.
The Church of England (the ‘C of E’) is on the brink of breaking up over the vexed question of gay priests as conservative and progressive Anglicans
Gay rights organizations in Albania held their annual pride event in the capital, Tirana, on Saturday (13 May) without any disturbances.
The group were delivering a petition over the alleged violent crackdown on gay people in Chechnya when they were detained.
President Vladimir Putin has backed an investigation into reports of a violent crackdown on gay people in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
Donald Trump’s supporters on the far right will likely have a reason to cheer this Thursday, America’s National Day of Prayer: the US president is