"The first time is like your first love, you'll never forget it!"Ettore Scardecchia
Head of Product Engineering, Avio
""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
Members of Cuba's LGBT community staged a colourful parade through the streets of Havana on Saturday .... while a similar march took place in Albania.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
On paper, Bosnia and Herzegovina has made strides in advancing LGBT rights. But in practice, gay men and women do not feel safe from discrimination or harassment.
The new legislation makes Portugal only the sixth European nation to allow a change of gender without medical or state intervention, according to activists.
Two men have been able to register their marriage in Russia, a first for the country.
Transgender people in Iran are both legally and religiously accepted in the country but their existence in Iranian society is not easy.
Madrid's decision to allow a drag queen to play one of the kings in the traditional Three Kings Parade angered many conservatives.
By deciding not to appeal court rulings, the White House has paved the way for transgender people to enlist in the US military from Monday.
Aquetzali B'e Noj, winner of Guatemala's first indigenous LGBTQ beauty pageant, is making sure her community is not erased.
Bermuda will ban same-sex marriage months after it was legalised by the island's Supreme Court.
Only four MPs voted against the move.
Victorian MP Tim Wilson proposed to his partner, Ryan Bolger, during Question Time in Parliament
Despite funding cuts, local media estimate that 800,000 people gathered on Copacabana beach for the annual event.
Homosexuality remains deeply taboo and punishable by law in world's biggest democracy.
Tens of thousands celebrate Taiwan's LGBT Pride
"We're acknowledging our fear of a world in which conservatives are the only ones who are armed," said one member
Sydney holds Australia's biggest-ever LGBT marriage equality rally, while the Conservatives' Malcolm Turnbull comes out in favour ahead of postal plebicite.
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A trans man from Portland in the US state of Oregon has given birth to a baby boy - the latest addition to a unique family.
US President Trump sparks a new controversy by announcing a ban on transgender people in the military.
More than a dozen European countries have legalised it since the turn of the century