Australia is way behind comparable countries on the marriage equality debate, thanks largely to a failure of leadership.
Historically, Australians have been leaders rather than followers on progressing social issues. But more recently, our leaders have trailed behind public opinion.
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 rainbow wreath laid by defence forces at a contemporary Anzac Day service.
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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.
Some students say they are too frightened to bring a same-sex partner back to their residence.
How do lesbian, bisexual and gay students experience life in a South African university residence? Sadly, with a great deal of fear.
There is a high rate of assault on transgender students in schools.
Transgender students have a higher suicide rate on college campuses due to the harassment they experience. Now women's colleges, such as Wellesley, are showing the way forward.