The Macaroni, A real Character at the Late Masquerade.
Philip Dawe, 1773 (via Flickr)
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.
In 2016, Norwich City Football Club was one of dozens of English football teams that took part in the Stonewall Charity’s “Rainbow Laces” campaign to combat discrimination against LGBT fans and players.
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.
There’s nothing broken that needs to be fixed.
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.
Uganda has some of the most severe anti-gay laws in the world.
Of the 72 countries that still criminalise gay sex today, at least 38 of them were once subject to British colonialism.
Stormy Daniels, an adult star, at a local restaurant in downtown New Orleans.
AP Photo/Bill Haber
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.
Queer Eye has made some strides. In this new version, the producers have addressed broader issues of gender, race, religion and politics than before. However, the show as before, showcases consumerism as the way to a better life.
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.
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Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
Desire, behaviour and identity are distinct, and do not always overlap.
'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.
War was not always about fighting, and in times of relaxation soldiers were able to indulge many other activities.
State Library of Queensland
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.
Nigerians don’t trust the police and often resort to mob justice.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
A sign at a march in Soweto, South Africa, shows just how important social support is for lesbians.
Family support, being valued in their own homes and enjoying strong support from their social structures helped instill lesbians in a conservative South African province with a strong sense of self.
Members of the original 1978 Sydney Mardi Gras in 2008. Older gays and lesbians grew up in more radical times, and some don’t support same-sex marriage.
AAP Image/Jane Dempster
When it comes to same-sex marriage, there's a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard" for gay relationships.
Some gay gang members are open about their sexuality, but others remain in the closet, fearing they could endanger themselves or the status of their gang.
A sociologist spent two years interviewing gay gang members. While some were in the closet and others were openly gay, all were forced to reckon with an environment of hypermasculinity.
The ethical mindfield of AI gaydar.
A Rainbow Pride march at Chandannagar, north of Calcutta in early 2017.
Section 377, which criminalises homosexuality, could finally be relegated to the history books.