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.
The minority view …
Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in Netherlands flies in the face of the much-vaunted Dutch reputation for tolerance.
LGBTQ Pride in Taiwan.
Just as Taiwan legalised same sex marriage, China shut down the country's most iconic lesbian social media platform.
In sickness and in health.
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley
Marriage has long been tied to better health. The first study of the relationship between marriage, health and quality of life for LGBT Americans affirms the benefits of marriage – with some caveats.
St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam speaks during a news conference at the team’s practice facility in May 2014.
Since Michael Sam came out in 2014, no one in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL has done the same. Are the barriers to coming out still holding firm? Or are there signs that the tide could soon turn?
Should we trust what they say?
Surveys can help researchers better understand the lives of teens, but skeptics argue that youth are often dishonest and that the results cannot be trusted.
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.
Ben Hall and Tim Draxl in Only Heaven Knows
Queer life thrived in 1940s Sydney despite policing and prohibition, as a new production of the musical Only Heaven Knows demonstrates. But it was not to last.
Protests in Paris.
The Chechen government must be made to answer for its role in an appalling campaign of anti-gay persecution.
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.
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.
AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in Washington, D.C., 2012. HIV is a particular health concern for LGBT seniors.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
LGBT people face discrimination in health care, as well as significant health disparities. Recent moves by the Trump administration will make these topics more difficult to untangle.
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.
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.
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The story of Trevor Thomas.
The bishops could not be more culturally tone deaf.
The Polari bible.
While few people use the language today, many cherish its history.
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.
Youths hold hands for a prayer during a gathering at sunset outside the Christian Fellowship Church in Benton, Kentucky.
Younger evangelicals have a very different view of their faith.Their perspective on issues such as immigration and economic inequality differs widely from that of the religious right.