Police in Istanbul,Turkey disperse gay pride demonstrators with a water cannon in June 2015.
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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.
President Donald Trump greets Director of the FBI James Comey in January.
Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
From the Honolulu Advertiser (May 26, 1922), a photo of a multiethnic Boy Scout troop called the ‘Queen’s own.’
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.
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.
How to make campus safer for LGBTQ students.
Gay pride – but not everywhere.
Why are there such big differences in public opinion about homosexuality? It turns out where you live can be a major influence on how you feel.
Both sea ice and government data are disappearing.
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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.
Too much to ask for?
Conservative lawmakers are proposing 'bathroom bills' and other measures that discriminate against LGBT individuals. Beyond the moral concerns, there are large economic costs as well.
His example appears to be living on in corporate America these days.
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Companies, which in the past tended to stay neutral on divisive social and political issues, are increasingly taking a stand. What's behind the change?
One in five students report being bullied in school.
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The most effective weapons in the fight to stop LGBTQ bullying might just be quite simple -- young people coming together to talk, laugh and share their lives.
A woman writes on a cross placed in honor of the victims of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
It is now recognized within public health that discrimination causes significant health problems for the LGBTQ community.
Officers attend the scene in Orlando.
Times are changing ... but far too slowly.
Police in Dhaka hold back protesters furious at the murder of a student.
Bangladesh's sexual minorities have been under violent attack for some time – as has anyone standing up to the country's extremists.
The Boss canceled a concert in North Carolina.
Georgia State law scholar looks to the Constitution for limits.
A homeless person sleeps under a post promoting marriage equality.
A new book documents how the gay rights movement has catered to a certain type of LGBT person: white, gay, male and middle-class.
What’s the fuss over gender-neutral bathrooms?
The bathroom has become a battleground for transgender rights — and rightfully so. Research shows that bathroom restrictions threaten the health and safety of the transgender community.
Fanfiction: all it takes is to imagine a story beyond the canonical work.
Fanfiction is nebulous, confusing and often mocked. It's also explosively popular. So what is it?
Indiana’s religious law has raised concerns about the safety of gay students on campus.
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Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act may have been “clarified” but there are concerns it could have a chilling effect on campus attitudes toward LGBTQ students and faculty across the state.
Heterosexual students don’t benefit from not knowing about homosexuality.
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.
Apple and its CEO Tim Cook urged Indiana and its governor to “think different.”
The corporate backlash shouldn’t be a surprise. Companies have increasingly played a more active role on social issues.