Looking for the meaning of Lil Nas X’s latest video? The detail is in the devil.
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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.
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Indonesian gay communities dispel stigmas by using four strategies on social media.
An empty street in Qionghai City, on China’s Hainan Island.
Gay men in marginal provinces like Hainan are claiming spaces and building communities in their own secret worlds.
A mug shot of Neville McQuade (aged 18) and Lewis Stanley Keith (aged 19), taken at North Sydney Police Station in June 1942.
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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.
Pride in Bangalore: therapies purporting to ‘cure’ people of homosexuality continue in parts of India.
The suicide of a young woman who had been put through conversion therapy has sparked a backlash from India’s LGBTQ+ community.
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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’s diary is full of insights into Georgian England.
Matthew Tomlinson deplored the execution of a naval surgeon for sodomy, writing that the death penalty was cruel and unfair.
The Romans have been denounced for their reverie in ‘vice’ but their hedonistic approach to love and sexuality should be celebrated
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
Documents released by Church of England reinforce their teaching that ‘homosexuality is incompatible with scripture’.
By practising double standards, Conservative Christians are missing the point of the scriptures.
The United Methodist Church is facing a schism over LGBT policies.
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After half a century of ambiguous policy regarding LGBTQ inclusion, the United Methodist Church may well split up in May.
We propose same-sex attraction evolved to allow greater social integration and stronger same-sex social bonds.
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.
The set design for Lady Tabouli captures all of the details of Lebanese-Australian family life.
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This new play will feel familiar to those of us who grew up in Lebanese Australian families.
A protest against Uganda’s anti-gay bill in front of the Ugandan High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2014.
To address homophobia in Uganda, sexual rights must draw on the need for justice and social obligation.
Participants strut their stuff at Miss Gay Western Cape.
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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?
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.