Desmond Tutu is by far the most high-profile African, if not global, religious leader to support lesbian and gay rights, and he has done so since the 1970s.
Scientists don't ask how some people evolved to be tall. In the same way, asking how homosexuality evolved is the wrong question. We need to ask how human sexuality evolved in all its forms.
A new history book shows how entanglements of race, gender, class and sexuality in South Africa flow from the moral contradictions of the settler colonial state.
To address homophobia in Uganda, sexual rights must draw on the need for justice and social obligation.
There were secretive, intimate spaces in South Africa during the 1950s that paved the way for modern drag pageants.
For lesbian couples or trans men, the 'unexpected' gender of one parent causes difficulties for maternity services where notions of 'normal' are increasingly out of step with the times.
Conversion therapy has been pushed on some in the LGBQ community by those who think same-sex sexual behavior is 'unnatural.' But such behavior seems to have evolved millions of years before humans.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
Teaching during the Section 28 era has left a damaging legacy for those LGBT teachers who lived through it.
Queer men's comics are contributing to changing cultural narratives about what queer men’s bodies should be, and health researchers are taking note.
The negative effects of lower levels of self-stigma can be offset by positive coping strategies.
Folau has sought a full code of conduct committee hearing to decide his future with Rugby Australia. Depending on how the tribunal rules, the case could be heading to federal court next.
Brunei's new anti-gay Sharia laws are the harshest in the world. Yet few countries have publicly condemned them, and an international boycott could backfire.
Just because your children are learning about LGBT relationships, it won't make them gay.
At local level some congregations are bravely creating alternative models where LGBTIQ people can feel safe and be accepted
The England cricket captain's reaction to a homophobic insult shows how far attitudes have changed – and how much sport needs champions like him to promote diversity.
Including queer texts in the English curriculum has the potential to affect real social change, including in understanding and confronting inequalities.
Using Catholic doctrine to fire LGBTQ teachers and discriminate against queer students in Catholic schools violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A bomb threat outside a gender research institute in Sweden is just one sign that things are escalating in the long battle for global gender equality.
Many young men still believe in traditional ideals of manhood, including fighting back when pushed, never saying no to sex and maintaining dominance over women.