It only takes a few seconds to ask ‘what pronouns do you use’, but knowing and using a person’s correct pronouns can have a big impact on their mental health.
Purge survivors, at the Fredericton, N.B., Pride Parade in 2018.
The Canadian Armed Forces is struggling with sexual misconduct allegations and poor inclusion and diversity. It is imperative to again document the stories of LGBTQ+ soldiers and their spouses.
Thousands gather in downtown Toronto in 2006 for a candlelight vigil to remember those who have died from AIDS.
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The HIV In My Day project preserves the early history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through the personal stories of long-term survivors and caregivers.
Pride and prejudice.
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Gay men earn 11% less while lesbian women earn 9% more than their heterosexual counterparts.
How women describe themselves, and whom they engage romantically with, is changing.
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Women's sexual identities and behaviors are changing in ways men's are not.
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.
Scene from It’s A Sin during a recreation of AIDS protests in the 1980s.
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New research highlights how the press excluded, shamed and invaded the privacy of those living with HIV.
Not all gay people enjoy big cities, but pop culture has little to say about rural LGBTQ life.
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Stereotypically, gay, queer and trans kids flee small towns to find acceptance in big, diverse cities like New York or Chicago. But evidence shows many will eventually return to rural areas.
Pope Francis’ comments on same-sex unions underline his commitment to justice for all.
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The pontiff hasn’t changed church teaching on marriage in indicating support for same-sex civil unions. Rather, he is reminding Catholics they should be concerned about justice for all.
Sci-fi, fantasy and rom-coms: books with LGBTQIA+ characters are as diverse as their readers.
Dozens of companies have recently expressed support for Black Lives Matter.
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Companies are increasingly taking stands on hot-button political issues from LGBT rights to Black Lives Matter. New research shines light on whether and when it can benefit the bottom line.
Queer health scholar Virginia Brooks published a landmark study on lesbians in the 1970s, initially coming up with the ideas behind sexual minority stress theory.
A little-known researcher’s theory on the experience of queer people continues to reverberate to today.
LGBT people and groups have shown generosity, resilience and creativity amid COVID-19.
They have led their communities to provide social support to their fellow citizens despite being discriminated against themselves.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, surprised many court watchers by authoring the decision to expand the Civil Rights Act.
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Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court as a conservative. But his ruling in a major civil rights case is part of a pattern of justices setting aside ideology to address historic injustices.
A man waves a rainbow flag as he rides by the Supreme Court on June 15, 2020.
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The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why this is one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.
Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sat outside the Supreme Court as the court held oral arguments dealing with workplace discrimination.
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In a national survey, transgender individuals had worse employment outcomes, lower incomes and higher rates of poverty than cisgender people.
Healthcare staff may not know how to meet an LGBT patient’s unique needs.
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Lack of training and skills among those who work in the area may lead to LGBT people receiving poorer palliative care.
The Abbey, one of Los Angeles’ most famous gay bars, announces its temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Their loss affects those in the LGBT community who have the least to lose.
Pete Buttigieg speaks with members of the media on March 1 in Plains, Georgia.
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Research on stigma and discrimination – and LGBTQ people’s own stories – can help Americans make sense of Pete Buttigieg’s historic candidacy.
Research has found that 64% of LGBT teachers have experienced a serious episode of anxiety or depression linked to their sexual or gender identity and role as a teacher.