A recent report shows alarming rates of homophobic language used in Australian schools. And worse, it shows that, at least from the perspective of students, teachers rarely intervene.
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When disaster strikes, not everyone is affected the same way. Research shows the experiences of sexually and gender diverse people are frequently very different to those of heterosexual people.
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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.
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.
Sophonisba Breckinridge and Edith Abbott.
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Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a ‘not-so-secret weapon’ in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights is in danger of losing its autonomy.
Despite taking a step backwards, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights can redeem itself by continuing to protect the rights of LGBTQ persons on the continent
The High Court in Botswana is deliberating on a motion to legalise same-sex relationships.
Botswana’s High Court could finally decriminalise same-sex relations.
In the case of wedding cake.
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More than 1,000 Nebraskans were asked about laws that protect business owners who refuse to serve gays or lesbians. People on either side of the issue made appeals to rights, freedom and capitalism.
Some LGBTQ Canadians who travel for work may purchase an extra laptop or cell phone to ensure no personal photos or contacts are on their devices.
How do LGBTQ people navigate international business, scholarship or sports competition when traveling to countries hostile to LGBTQ people?
Marchers at the 1978 Mardi Gras parade.
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On the Sydney Mardi Gras march of 1978.
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On a cold Saturday night in Sydney on June 24, 1978, a number of gay men, lesbians and transgender people marched into the pages of Australian social history. I was one of them.
People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne.
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Given that only 20 years ago Tasmania decriminalised male homosexuality, the same-sex marriage survey result represents an extraordinary change. But there is still work to be done.
A political body of the AU is second-guessing a legal body in its interpretation of the African Charter, on the basis of prejudice against LGBTI people.
A dispute between the African Union’s executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples’ rights.
Australia is way behind comparable countries on the marriage equality debate, thanks largely to a failure of leadership.
Historically, Australians have been leaders rather than followers on progressing social issues. But more recently, our leaders have trailed behind public opinion.
Living in a rainbow of chaos.
The term ‘LGBT community’ can be understood in many different ways, and can mean many different things to many different people.
A rainbow wreath laid by defence forces at a contemporary Anzac Day service.
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Until 1992, being a gay or lesbian soldier was illegal in Australia. New research is unearthing the heartbreaking stories of people who devoted their lives to the military but were discharged when their sexuality was exposed.
Some students say they are too frightened to bring a same-sex partner back to their residence.
How do lesbian, bisexual and gay students experience life in a South African university residence? Sadly, with a great deal of fear.
There is a high rate of assault on transgender students in schools.
Transgender students have a higher suicide rate on college campuses due to the harassment they experience. Now women’s colleges, such as Wellesley, are showing the way forward.