Jared Polis becomes the first openly gay person and second openly LGBT person elected as a governor in the United States.
He championed causes like healthcare, renewable energy and gun violence prevention
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After returning from his visit, the Pope says that, when parents discover their child is homosexual, they should not judge or condemn them. However, he also remarks that "many things can be done by psychiatry".
Thousands of people protest in Tunis against a government report on gender equality that proposes, among other things, to legalize homosexuality and to make the sexes equal in inheritance matters.
German Justice Minister Heiko Maas says he will propose legislation to annul homosexuality convictions, and create a “right to compensation.” A 19th-century law outlawed sexual relations between men. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1969, but the law itself was not rescinded until 1994.
The Russian Duma rejects a Communist Party bill banning homosexual expression.
Phil Robertson, featured on the reality show "Duck Dynasty", is suspended by A&E in response to controversial statements about homosexuality made during an interview with "GQ" magazine.