Day 6 of our Understanding Islam series. Sharia constitutes a broad set of rules that guide Muslims on how to lead an ethical life. The way Sharia is interpreted depends on who is using it and why.
A religion data analyst scraped the texts of all Southern Baptist resolutions over the last 150 years. Here’s what he found.
It’s time we embrace the true meaning of the word ‘reparations'—this isn’t just about giving people money, it’s about offering apologies and taking account for previous mistakes.
The video for Lil Nas X’s latest track is provocative and erotic. It also fits into a tradition of turning the tables on those seeking to oppress marginalized groups through religious dogma.
Indonesian gay communities dispel stigmas by using four strategies on social media.
Gay men in marginal provinces like Hainan are claiming spaces and building communities in their own secret worlds.
From the “goo goo” boys mocked for their love of theatre to cross-dressing troops and “trouser women”, Australia has a rich queer history.
Their crucial contribution to anti-appeasement remains unrecognised, but LGBT+ History Month provides an ideal opportunity to acknowledge this brave group of MPs.
The suicide of a young woman who had been put through conversion therapy has sparked a backlash from India’s LGBTQ+ community.
Many LGBTQ people are being forced to move back into unsafe domestic spaces.
The book is a departure from despair and crippling homophobia. It records the experiences of people who refuse to be hopeless victims.
Matthew Tomlinson deplored the execution of a naval surgeon for sodomy, writing that the death penalty was cruel and unfair.
Grecian love is often idealised as an respectable model for queer love. However, there’s more pleasure and reality to be found in ancient Rome’s dirtier version
By practising double standards, Conservative Christians are missing the point of the scriptures.
After half a century of ambiguous policy regarding LGBTQ inclusion, the United Methodist Church may well split up in May.
Scientists don’t ask how some people evolved to be tall. In the same way, asking how homosexuality evolved is the wrong question. We need to ask how human sexuality evolved in all its forms.
This new play will feel familiar to those of us who grew up in Lebanese Australian families.
To address homophobia in Uganda, sexual rights must draw on the need for justice and social obligation.
There were secretive, intimate spaces in South Africa during the 1950s that paved the way for modern drag pageants.
Why do caseworkers and immigration judges not believe that asylum seekers are gay?