China has accepted its first same-sex marriage court case. Sun Wenlin has lodged a case against a civil affairs bureau for denying his application to marry his long-term partner. Homosexuality is not illegal in China, but same-sex couples have no legal rights.
Lesbian romance Carol and historical transgender drama The Danish Girl have led the 2016 nominations at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs).
Pope Francis has offered further thoughts on homosexuality in his new book. Francis reportedly writes that gay people should be welcomed into the life of the church and that people should not be "defined" by their sexuality.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has released a series of resources about LGBT-related policy and legal issues for both voters and the media in the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election.
Spotlight on the 'mahu' - Al Jazeera looks at the gender role in traditional Hawaiian society that refers to people who exhibit both feminine and masculine traits.
Senior Anglicans have signed an open letter calling on the Church of England to repent over its treatment of LGBTI people.