For lesbian couples or trans men, the 'unexpected' gender of one parent causes difficulties for maternity services where notions of 'normal' are increasingly out of step with the times.
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.
Some states protect LGBTQ worker from discrimination, but many others do not.
The Supreme Court will decide in the next year whether sexual orientation and gender identity are covered under federal employment discrimination law.
Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger star in Tell it to the Bees.
There was an outcry in the LGBT community when the ending of Fiona Shaw's bestselling novel was changed for the film.
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.
Just because your children are learning about LGBT relationships, it won't make them gay.
Queer women were allowed to serve openly in Australia’s defence force from 1992.
While lesbian women were technically banned from serving in the Australia Defence Force until 1992, many before then found that military life was a place to express their love and desire for the first time.
A sign at a march in Soweto, South Africa, shows just how important social support is for lesbians.
Family support, being valued in their own homes and enjoying strong support from their social structures helped instill lesbians in a conservative South African province with a strong sense of self.
Mental health continues to be a problem among sexual minority teenagers.
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Despite progress on LGBT rights, improved psychological well-being of sexual minority young people is yet to be seen.
Living in a rainbow of chaos.
The term 'LGBT community' can be understood in many different ways, and can mean many different things to many different people.
How will the reboot of the popular series about lesbians deal with cultural change since the original aired?
How to make campus safer for LGBTQ students.
But it may be that at some point in the future, coming out will become a thing of the past.
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.
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.
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.
Crowds cheer as Pope Francis arrives at Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda.
Given the conservative stand of the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians, Pope Francis had a wonderful opportunity to extend his message of tolerance to both the religious and social realms.
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.
Opening the Scottish Queer International Film Festival: Dyke Hard.
At a time when queer culture is big business in mainstream film and television, two dedicated film festivals have appeared in Scotland this year. Here's an explanation.
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.