A pot of flowers adorned with a cross hangs from the picket fence where University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was tied, beaten and left for dead in October 1998.
Twenty years ago, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered for being gay. A lawyer who helped implement hate crime legislation in Shepard's name reflects on its strengths and limitations.
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The prime minister's pentecostal faith champions a simplistic reading of the Bible - but that can lead its followers to a narrow view of the world.
Countries such as England and Canada have adopted more progressive approaches to inclusive sex education than Australia has.
Sex, sexuality, respectful relationships, and gender all need to be discussed in schools as a measure to combat discrimination against LGBTQ people, rising rates of STIs and violence against women.
As they shook off a particularly unpleasant colonial hangover, the justices of India's Supreme Court issued a remarkably emotional set of judgments.
In Insatiable, Patty (Debby Ryan) seeks revenge on the people who caused her misery.
While thousands have called for the show to be cancelled, Insatiable actually does a good job of depicting the complex nature of disordered eating, sexuality and female pleasure.
We need to know more about what is going on for women in sex – what makes them suffer and what gives them pleasure.
Surveys show young Australians want information about sexuality and gender diversity.
Just as Prime Minister Morrison does not want others to impose their values on his kids, he should not impose his on others by limiting sex and sexuality education to what he deems acceptable.
Self-knowledge rarely comes packaged in a single coherent narrative. Yet this is the expectation we have of the children in our lives.
The signs might be there. But parents and clinicians will still wonder if there's some foolproof way to determine whether their children are actually trans. There isn't one – and that's okay.
Following their own path.
Interviewees report being told their identity is just a 'phase'.
Many women find it easier to identify with different genders in sexual scenarios – for this, and many other reasons, gay porn can be a turn on.
It’s not just the most vile and abusive problems which impact people's lives – it’s the little things too.
Howdy, partner: Rebecca Steinfeld (C) and Charles Keidan (L).
Civil partnerships were introduced as a quick-fix device for a minority group. Instead, they ended up forcing heterosexuals to campaign for the same rights as LGBTQ+ people.
LGBTQ+ scientists feel like they have to come out over and over again.
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In many ways, science can be as much about the people doing it as the science itself. A new online initiative is addressing the invisibility of LGBTQ+ people in science.
Students march on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara to honor the six victims of a mass killing after a young man went on a rampage after being bitter over sexual rejection.
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Incels compare themselves to other men, before blaming women for withholding sex from, in their perception, deserving men.
Changes to stringent school uniform rules may help schools on the pathway to acceptance of sexuality and gender fluidity.
Despite the "Yes" vote, Australia has a long way to go in accepting sexuality and gender fluidity, especially in schools. Changing strict uniform rules is a small step in the right direction.
Nathan Trent from Austria performs Running On Air during the Grand Final of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
Eurovision Song Contest fandom on social media is giving LGBT issues a global platform.
Asexuality is less about a traditional understanding of sexual attraction and behaviour, and more about being able to discuss likes and dislikes in the early stages of a relationship.
Gay conversion therapy is often carried out in the name of religion.
From injection of a morphine derivative to the administering of electric shocks, gay conversion therapy here has a painful legacy.
Pan having sex with a goat, statue from Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum, 1752.
The vast discrepancy between abhorrence of bestiality and acceptance of slaughtering on animals suggests that thinking imaginatively about animal orgasm may help us to be more compassionate toward animals.
Marie Stopes in her laboratory.
It's been 100 years since a book written by Marie Stopes revolutionsed the way that people talked about sex.