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.
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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.
In Australia, same-sex attracted young people are six times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than their heterosexual peers.
Same-sex attracted people have poorer mental health than their heterosexual peers, but In jurisdictions that have legalised same-sex marriage, the gap between the two is much smaller.
Christians who call on the Bible to support their arguments against marriage equality are on shaky ground.
For Christian groups to claim the Bible speaks against same-sex marriage is simply a misreading of biblical values.
A dangerous romance in the 1950s.
The story of the trial of Peter Wildeblood.
I’ve told you before, the Lawrence v Texas decision says it’s fine.
Are gay rights a matter of protecting privacy, or sexual freedom itself?
One of the first British films to depict the ‘crime’ of homosexuality.
Decriminalisation changed the way homosexuality and gay culture were portrayed on screen.
Marching for pride, London, 1974.
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Even the Wolfenden report cited the need to protect the public from that which disgusted them.
Britain is celebrating 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality.
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The legacy of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised male homosexuality 50 years ago.
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.
Truong Tan’s catalogue for his first solo exhibition in 1994 documents his tentative exploration of performance art and frequent use of ropes.
Photo by Truong Tan used with permission.
LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
Contemporary Indonesia is heading down the path of conservative Sunni Islamism.
Recent events in Indonesia should dispel any doubt about the rising influence conservative Sunni Islamist sentiment is having on the country’s laws.
Education and awareness about gender identity and sexual orientation are crucial.
Many people use religion and culture as explanations for their homophobic attitudes.
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.
German infantrymen aim machine guns from a trench near the Vistula River in 1916.
In the winter of 1915, a German soldier died in a field hospital in Russia. We don't know his name, but he helped revolutionize the way gay people have advocated for equality.
Adam and Eve, created by Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Christian sexuality websites present evangelicalism as a sex-positive religious tradition. At the same time, they also reinforce conservative ideas about same-sex marriages.
A rainbow wreath laid by defence forces at a contemporary Anzac Day service.
Daniel Spellman/Defence Gay and Lesbian Information Service
Until 1992, being a gay or lesbian soldier was illegal in Australia. New research is unearthing the heartbreaking stories of people who devoted their lives to the military but were discharged when their sexuality was exposed.