Although human rights victories are beyond doubt cause for celebration, often we are blinded to the potential of alternative paths of action.
Before colonialism, India embraced homosexuality and gender fluidity. The Supreme Court's repeal of a 157-year-old gay sex ban partially reclaims that history, but LGBTQ Indians still face hurdles.
As they shook off a particularly unpleasant colonial hangover, the justices of India's Supreme Court issued a remarkably emotional set of judgments.
During the Cold War, American evangelicals smuggled Bibles and other Christian literature to the Soviet Union and other communist countries. They still see Russia as a partner on evangelical values.
The results of our survey reveal that people are rather liberal in moral affairs and have mixed views about religious institutions.
The flamboyant 18th-century 'Macaronis' were so called because they were said to prefer continental pasta to good old British roast beef.
It’s not just the most vile and abusive problems which impact people's lives – it’s the little things too.
Football presents itself as a neutral, universal and, in a way, desexualised sport. Yet despite widespread campaigns against homophobia, deeply negative attitudes about gay players persist.
Theresa May has pledged to ban gay conversion therapy as part the government's new LGBT Action Plan.
Up to half of insect sex can involve two males but our study suggests it's probably less design and more a case of mistaken identity.
Of the 72 countries that still criminalise gay sex today, at least 38 of them were once subject to British colonialism.
The Christian right's response to pornography in recent history is complicated. The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers.
The new Queer Eye has viewers hooked on its emotional ride through men's lives, aiming to embrace diversity and counter toxic masculinity. Yet its focus on consumerism threatens its lofty ideals.
The idea that people can be 'converted' from homosexuality is a dangerous lie – and yet such therapies still aren't banned in the UK.
How do different species have sex? Medieval illuminated manuscripts contain some surprisingly varied depictions.
Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
'LGBTIQA+' is a term often employed to be inclusive – but it runs the risk of being so inclusive it loses all meaning.
Listen to the fascinating in-depth story of the decriminalisation of gay sex in Britain.
Our histories tell us armies make men, but in World War II, conflicted provided a rare and surprisingly open space for men to experiment with their femininity and sexuality.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.