Referenda may well have a place in the country’s democracy, but if the form of an electoral system can be referred to a referendum, why not capital punishment, abortion or LGBT rights?
Kenya’s LGBTI community continues to face the deadly consequences of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.
African evangelism is born from – and often funded by – American evangelism, and with it comes a damaging cocktail of rightwing ideologies, especially during the Donald Trump years.
Being a gay man with disability means you don’t see yourself onscreen. Thomas Banks wants to change all that.
Despite same-sex relations being criminal, social media is a space to come out and speak back to homophobia for the Nigerian tweeters in the study.
Before the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII protects LBGT employees, some organizations were already aware of the benefits of inclusion.
A group of leading black, queer and feminist academics held a colloquium to reconsider a seminal blackness studies text – offering new ways of thinking about the decolonial project.
Set in the army during apartheid, the South African film Moffie is a masterpiece. Oliver Hermanus, a black filmmaker, explores how toxic white masculinity breeds racism and homophobia.
In urban Namibia, performance poetry provides a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenge traditional ideas.
Desmond Tutu is by far the most high-profile African, if not global, religious leader to support lesbian and gay rights, and he has done so since the 1970s.
Trump and Zuma seek to sell explanations of their misfortunes to the socially insecure and economically vulnerable. To an alarming extent they succeed.
In spite of noble promises in their constitutions, many countries have a very restrictive approach to demonstrations.
The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
New activist communities are fighting back against haters to make the world safer for LGBTQ teens.
A parliamentary inquiry looking at hate crimes against LGBTIQ people could acknowledge injustices in how past cases were handled, and take steps to ensure better reporting mechanisms.
By changing the curriculum, Scotland acknowledges that society has always been diverse – and that will help more young people feel accepted.
Public opinion polls and a survey of Australian youth show there’s little support for allowing schools to hire or fire teachers based on their sexual orientation.
As Australian society changes, some religious groups are struggling to adjust to their new, less influential place in it.
RuPaul’s Drag Race, now in its tenth season, is an extraordinary success. But the show valorises a specific form of masculinity and is still grappling with a rapidly changing discourse around gender.
Morocco’s law combines with a strongly conservative society to create a real sense of danger among LGBTIQ people.