Many comics are now more representative of the people who actually read them but it’s clear there’s room for more diversity when it comes to our superheroes.
Bias-motivated attacks became a distinct crime in the 1980s. But police investigate only a fraction of the roughly 200,000 hate crimes reported each year – and even fewer ever make it to court.
The suspect is facing five counts of bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury, in addition to murder charges. But in Australia, the victims and their families would have no such recourse.
The decision to only pay lip service to discrimination could have long term impacts.
The U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that protect same-sex marriage by a wide margin– thanks to support from 12 Republicans. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
Through the Scarborough Charter, many Canadian universities committed to fostering alternative ways of knowing. But more must be done to realize that commitment.
It’s often assumed that people who identify as asexual are also ‘aromantic’ – that they aren’t interested in forming romantic relationships or aren’t capable of doing so.
The Russian state, in tandem with the Russian Orthodox Church, is using LGBTQ+ rights as a red-button issue to win support for its criminal war campaign in Ukraine.
According to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, far-right groups have been trying to stack school boards with candidates harbouring anti-equity ideologies.
Affirmative action, discrimination against LGBTQ people and election laws are some of the hot-button issues that the Supreme Court will tackle this fall.
The cancellation of the WorldPride 2025 event in Taiwan is not only a loss for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia. It’s also emblematic of the influence of authoritarian regimes worldwide.
Australian children’s television is a leader in onscreen queer representations, due in part to its primarily cultural role.
Leena Manimekalai’s film Kaali has drawn controversy and criticism, but like her other films, it highlights the inequalities and discrimination many continue to face.
Digital activists are targeted for their work on intersectional issues. But they have developed strategies to deal with online and offline hate.
Engaging in open and honest dialogue with the public to increase understanding of health inequities has never been more important.
The participation of trans athletes in elite sports does not have to be an ‘either-or’ debate. More nuanced reporting of a complex issue is possible.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted for a bill that would federally protect same-sex marriage – and 47 Republicans signed on, too. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
With the Manly footy jumper episode providing yet another reminder of the prejudice LGBTQ+ Australians face, new research looks at the challenges faced by queer young people.
The EU commission is taking legal action against Hungary may not be a sure win for LGBT rights in Europe.
Most Australians do not believe religious institutions should be allowed to discriminate against people based on the teachings of their faith.