The strongest resistance to the United Nations resolution to promote LGBTI rights came from Muslim and African states. Many of these countries still criminalise same-sex relationships.
Interviews reveal the thoughts and feelings of UK Muslims on homosexuality.
A woman writes on a cross placed in honor of the victims of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
It is now recognized within public health that discrimination causes significant health problems for the LGBTQ community.
Orlando in mourning.
A journalist turned professor explores the identity of the city he has reported on for 41 years.
A step in the right direction.
Religious leaders have done little to help combat institutionalised homophobia – and some have flat-out encouraged it.
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.
Alan Turing is now feted – but what of other gay people in government service?
Hundreds, if not thousands, of gay people had their careers and lives blighted by official discrimination.
The Boss canceled a concert in North Carolina.
Georgia State law scholar looks to the Constitution for limits.
Australia detains asylum seekers in a country that criminalises homosexuality.
Western leaders and activists should show humility and allow themselves to be guided by local organisations if they wish to be effective in promoting same-sex rights.
Despite challenges, Indonesia’s LGBT community continues to fight for its rights.
A recent onslaught against gays and lesbians in Indonesia shows a fresh wave of moral panic over homosexuality in the world's most populous Muslim country.
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.
A homeless person sleeps under a post promoting marriage equality.
A new book documents how the gay rights movement has catered to a certain type of LGBT person: white, gay, male and middle-class.
The highest IVF success rates are reported in women under 30 who have an around a 26% chance of having a baby.
Thanks to IVF and donor conception, infertile couples, single women and lesbian couples now have a better chance of starting families. But while common, it's rarely openly discussed.
Human dignity for all people.
Why the recent Supreme Court case on gay marriage could make a huge difference for racial justice.
Lance Loud in a 1973 PBS publicity photo for An American Family.
Outright homophobia has mostly moved from the mainstream of public discourse to its margins. For this, we can thank pioneers like Lance Loud of An American Family.
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…
Young gay teens forced into conversion “therapy” may suffer mental health issues.
The history of "cures" for homosexuality reveals how discredited conversion therapies for gay and transgender children can irreparably harm young minds.
If sexual orientation is not static, where does that leave ‘Born This Way?’
Current conversion therapies can't effectively switch someone's sexual orientation. But there could be a time down the road when neuroscience can do what they can't. Where does that leave gay rights?
Indiana’s religious law has raised concerns about the safety of gay students on campus.
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Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act may have been “clarified” but there are concerns it could have a chilling effect on campus attitudes toward LGBTQ students and faculty across the state.