Just two months after India decriminalized homosexuality, MTV India featured gay contestants on its popular "Elovator Pitch" dating show.
NBC Out, the LGBTQ section of NBCNews.com, showcases feature stories, original videos and other unique content about and of interest to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
The former first lady and her daughter Malia secretly joined the public to celebrate the 2015 landmark ruling and see the White House lit in rainbow colors.
Brandon McNamara, 25, is the suspect in a violent attack that left two gay men unconscious and with broken bones earlier this year.
Legalizing gay marriage was a major campaign promise by President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, who took office in May.
The acting attorney general has a public record spanning more than a decade that concerns a number of LGBTQ advocates.