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.
Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, grabs a photographer’s lens at his home.
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's father has denounced homosexuality, while many say Mateen secretly grappled with his own sexuality. Here's what the research says on the relationship between parents' attitudes, being closeted and being homophobic.
Officers attend the scene in Orlando.
Times are changing ... but far too slowly.
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.
In our modern understanding of terror, Islamic extremism seems to trump everything else. This is a mistake.
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It has taken the killing of 50 innocent people at an LGBT club to bring home how much homophobia is embedded in Western societies.
Futile: the head of UNAIDS opens this year’s High-Level Meeting.
Enough tiptoeing around: without ending state discrimination, we have little hope of stopping HIV and AIDS.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signs an anti-gay bill into law on February 24 2014.
Consensual same-sex conduct is a crime in 38 African countries. The media in those countries are very much in cahoots with their rulers. But they're getting their comeuppance from Twitter.
A step in the right direction.
Religious leaders have done little to help combat institutionalised homophobia – and some have flat-out encouraged it.
1500, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
The drug-fuelled sexual practices of some gay men have increasingly become a matter of heated public debate – but there are problems with the way it is presented.
Many claim the Safe Schools program is essential for reducing homophobia and transphobia in school.
After a three-week debacle, the findings of the review into the Safe Schools Coalition program are out. Here's what academic experts make of the review.
Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton, speaking on Q&A.
The Australian Christian Lobby's Lyle Shelton said he was concerned about body modification, gender reassignment surgery and future suicide risk. We check the research.
Boxer Tyson Fury is far from a champion when it comes to is attitudes towards gender and sexuality.
The boxer's recent remarks represent everything that is wrong with attitudes towards gender and sexuality in professional sport.
A protester holds a sign in support of Kim Davis, September 9 2015.
A scholar visited a dozen churches to learn why some religious folks oppose same-sex marriage. He discovered it's not a simple case of homophobia.
Northern Ireland's old sectarian divides aren't as stark as they were – but old enemies are coming together in a war fought on sexual fronts.
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…
A report on CIA torture fails to tell it like it is.
Of all the revelations made about the “enhanced interrogation methods” used by the CIA on detainees in the aftermath of 9/11, the use of waterboarding and rectal feeding have garnered the most attention…
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Shrien Dewani has been cleared of any part in the murder of his bride Anni, who was shot on their honeymoon. A South African judge threw out the case, rejecting the prosecution’s argument as “far below…
The Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh ‘cures’ one of his citizens of HIV/AIDS.
With the world’s attention on the tragedy of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, another awful development has largely slipped under the radar. In The Gambia, a small country frequented each year…