Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited people who were forced out of the military or public service and some who were even prosecuted criminally for “gross indecency.”
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to make a formal apology to LGBTQ2 communities for past state-sanctioned discrimination against them in Canada. But the apology must be more than just words.
61.6% voted yes to same sex marriage.
The results of the same-sex marriage survey confirm what previous polling had shown, but western Sydney surprised with a strong 'no' vote.
Personal freedoms and self-expression have come under attack.
LGBTQ activists protest the Queermuseu’s closing.
Artists, free speech advocates and gay rights activists in Brazil are dismayed after an LGBTQ-centric exhibit was closed because the subject matter offended evangelical Christians.
The current push towards AI categorisation of people is in danger of embedding a binary view of society.
Today’s corporate CEO has more in common with Che Guevera than meets the eye.
CEOs used to stay steadfastly neutral on divisive social and political issues. Those days are over, meaning today’s chief executive increasingly resembles Che Guevera.
Living in a rainbow of chaos.
The term 'LGBT community' can be understood in many different ways, and can mean many different things to many different people.
A dangerous romance in the 1950s.
The story of the trial of Peter Wildeblood.
One of the first British films to depict the ‘crime’ of homosexuality.
Decriminalisation changed the way homosexuality and gay culture were portrayed on screen.
Can services be refused to same-sex couples?
Brennan Linsley/AP Photo
There are three very different kinds of liberty. When people talk about religious liberty, what kind of liberty they might mean?
Some drag kings draw on facial hair to perform masculinity.
Photo by Sneakers
Drags kings have recently been declining in popularity, partly due to the evolving debate around gender and identity. But now a new and more inclusive drag culture is taking the stage.
‘Damenkneipe,’ or ‘Ladies’ Saloon,’ painted by Rudolf Schlichter in 1923. In 1937, many of his paintings were destroyed by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art.’
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
Police in Istanbul,Turkey disperse gay pride demonstrators with a water cannon in June 2015.
AP Photo/Emrah Gurel
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.
U.S. Geological Survey, flickr
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.