Why do caseworkers and immigration judges not believe that asylum seekers are gay?
Biological factors shape sexual preference.
A new study of nearly 500,000 individuals finds that many genes affect same-sex behavior, including newly identified candidates that may regulate smell and sex hormones.
The biology of same-sex attraction seems to involve a host of genes.
The largest study of its kind - comparing the genetic sequences of almost half a million people - has revealed many different parts of our genetic code that seem to influence same-sex sexual behaviour.
Dennis Altman in Santa Cruz California in 1984,
New York in the early 1980s was a time of literary salons, concentrated ambition and a flowering of gay cultural power.
A riot that kick-started the gay rights movement.
Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, what is their political legacy for LGBTQ activism?
Homosexuality is a taboo subject in Haiti.
Despite many public health interventions in the region, Haiti remains vulnerable to stigmatisation against people infected with HIV, particularly sexual minorities.
Homosexual women are mostly happier with their lives than heterosexual women.
Minority sexual identities are on average less satisfied with their lives — but being accepted is crucial to this.
Gayle started life as a language spoken by gay men. But its use has shifted over time.
Gayle remains as popular as ever -- but it has evolved, shifted and become a language spoken by more than just gay men.
Mormons for Equality march during Salt Lake City’s annual gay pride parade in 2014.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
A valedictorian at Brigham Young University came out in his address as a 'gay son of God.' And his admission met with loud applause. An expert explains how big a change this is for the Mormon Church.
A still from Xavier Dolan’s film
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
In pop culture such as series, music, magazines and comics, queer children often find ways out of a world that cannot contain them.
Activists hold demonstrating against the church’s sacking of priests over alleged homosexuality.
Pope Francis has discouraged homosexual men from entering priesthood. Prior to the 12th century, even celebrated priests could write about same-sex desires and the church paid little attention.
The change in leadership is one of the factors that led to the decriminalisation of homosexual relationships in Angola.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
Men who practice chemsex are far more likely to not use a condom.
Modern factors are seeing a revival of the STI that was once consigned to history.
A redress scheme for LGBT service members could be modelled after the process set up for those who had experienced abuse in the ADF.
State governments have apologised for past laws discriminating against LGBT people. LGBT service members deserve the same from the ADF, as well as a path toward redress.
Although human rights victories are beyond doubt cause for celebration, often we are blinded to the potential of alternative paths of action.
Hindu texts from thousands of years ago demonstrate acceptance of a ‘third gender.’ Today, transgender Indians, or hijras, remain visible members of society.
AP Photo/Bikas Das
Before colonialism, India embraced homosexuality and gender fluidity. The Supreme Court's repeal of a 157-year-old gay sex ban partially reclaims that history, but LGBTQ Indians still face hurdles.
As they shook off a particularly unpleasant colonial hangover, the justices of India's Supreme Court issued a remarkably emotional set of judgments.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a mass in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Russia, on Jan. 7, 2018.
Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
During the Cold War, American evangelicals smuggled Bibles and other Christian literature to the Soviet Union and other communist countries. They still see Russia as a partner on evangelical values.
Americans are deeply religious people however our exclusive survey find that many do not want religion to mix with social or political life.
The results of our survey reveal that people are rather liberal in moral affairs and have mixed views about religious institutions.
The Macaroni, A real Character at the Late Masquerade.
Philip Dawe, 1773 (via Flickr)
The flamboyant 18th-century 'Macaronis' were so called because they were said to prefer continental pasta to good old British roast beef.