Officers attend the scene in Orlando.
Times are changing ... but far too slowly.
The Orlando massacre is an extreme example of the public health crisis of anti-LGBT violence in America.
Aggression against sexual minorities is rooted in society-level stigmas that devalue LGBT individuals.
Ignoring homophobia makes it impossible to effectively combat it.
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For every advance in LGBT rights that is made in one part of the world, there are extreme regressions elsewhere.
Policy changes and face-to-face conversations are part of the plan.
The massacre at an Orlando gay club is a savage reminder that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face harsh prejudice in America and lack full equal protections under the law.
Both major parties have a platform that could ultimately facilitate same-sex marriage in Australia.
Experience in the US serves to highlight the potential long-term economic consequences if Australia fails to legalise same-sex marriage.
Police in Dhaka hold back protesters furious at the murder of a student.
Bangladesh's sexual minorities have been under violent attack for some time – as has anyone standing up to the country's extremists.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inmates face violence and intimidation. And prisons are struggling to address their needs.
We need to talk about booze.
When most of us are asked to imagine an alcoholic and they probably think of a middle-aged straight man. But new research highlights the risks of heavy drinking on the gay scene.
The progressive present came after many years of struggle.
When it comes to queer rights, a new BBC documentary demonstrates that it is not so long since Scotland was the UK's regressive laggard.
Mike Ullett and Gino Meriano enter one of the UK’s first civil partnerships, 2005.
Should opposite-sex couples be allowed to enter civil partnerships? Many same-sex couples already in one think so.
Carol and Therese in the store at Christmas time.
Carol doesn't fall into any of the stereotypes we've come to expect from portrayals of lesbians on screen. Watch it.
Family game night. Chicago 2012.
About 220,000 kids under the age of 18 are being raised in same-sex families in the US. The Supreme Court's recent ruling failed to provide them with equal protection under the law.
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A bloc of conservative countries is mounting a new push to enshrine "family values" in the UN's Human Rights Council. What they really want is rather more sinister.
Ashers Bakery case just the icing on the cake.
The fight over whether gay people deserve service taps into old sectarian divisions in Northern Ireland.
The silence is deafening.
Negotiations on the UN’s 15-year development strategy, which involve all 193 member states, have at last produced a set of ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. These focus on social justice, poverty…
Apple and its CEO Tim Cook urged Indiana and its governor to “think different.”
The corporate backlash shouldn’t be a surprise. Companies have increasingly played a more active role on social issues.
Barack Obama has thrown his administration's support behind a ban on "conversion therapy" for same-sex attraction. He is to be applauded.
Peter McGraith and David Cabreza were one of the first same-sex couples to marry in the UK.
Marriage is a big step forward for the UK's gay, lesbian and bisexual people – but there's plenty more to be done to improve their lives.
Colours still clashing.
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The UK is now a world leader on global gay rights – but when it comes to upholding them for asylum seekers, it's a very different matter.
The new governor of Oregon: Kate Brown
Oregon has been a pioneer state for LGBTQ elected officials – against a background of fierce ideological battles.