Writer Liao Yiwu, who spent years in prison in China, escaped this summer and will tour the U.S. as his latest book is released in English.
Attorney General of Hama resigns, detailing horrific atrocities committed by the Assad government in an internet video.
Increasingly sidelined, Pakistan's transgender people are cut off from mainstream society, with many currently living as beggars and sex workers.
Change in immigration policy allows illegal immigrants without criminal records to stay in the US and apply for a work permit.
Controversy surrounds the 2008 Gay Softball World Series -- the winning team may have used too many straight players.
A group of 150 church leaders intend to break Alabama's new immigration law, saying it interferes with their mission as Christians.
Wealth gap between whites and minorities in the United States balloons to its largest ratios in decades.
One man is boycotting heterosexual weddings until same-sex marriages are nationally recognized, and calls on the gay community to do the same.
Stephanie Hernandez spent a year in prison after her elderly aunt, who refused medical services, died under her care.
Immigrant rights advocates in Arizona plan to protest the MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix, citing the state's controversial immigration law.