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Police in Istanbul,Turkey disperse gay pride demonstrators with a water cannon in June 2015. AP Photo/Emrah Gurel

Most countries score an F on our LGBT human rights report card

Many in the US are celebrating LGBTQ rights for Gay Pride Month. But data show that most countries, including the US, need to do much more to protect sexual minorities.
From the Honolulu Advertiser (May 26, 1922), a photo of a multiethnic Boy Scout troop called the ‘Queen’s own.’ Honolulu Advertiser

What history tells us about Boy Scouts and inclusion

Tense debates surround who exactly should be allowed to be a Boy Scout. As it turns out, the organization's 100-year history may offer some promising solutions.
Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old transgender boy, made national headlines when he won the Texas state wrestling title in the girls’ division. AP Photo

Better locker rooms: It’s not just a transgender thing

While various legal battles continue over the rights of transgender athletes, one thing is clear: Inclusive, privacy-centric locker rooms are a solution that benefits everyone.
Both sea ice and government data are disappearing. U.S. Geological Survey, flickr

How the ‘guerrilla archivists’ saved history – and are doing it again under Trump

Activists today are racing to save climate records from the Trump administration. Secret archives were a powerful way to fight hostile political climates throughout history – from the Nazis to the Islamic State.
Fanfiction: all it takes is to imagine a story beyond the canonical work. Kristina Alexanderson/flickr

Explainer: what is fanfiction?

Fanfiction is nebulous, confusing and often mocked. It's also explosively popular. So what is it?
Heterosexual students don’t benefit from not knowing about homosexuality. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Making schools safer and more welcoming for LGBTQI students

The Australian curriculum is completely silent on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersexed (LGBTQI) students and discusses sexuality only in terms of the biological.

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