A drag queen reads to a group of parents and kids at a library in Los Angeles in July 2019.
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Emphasizing threats to children is a well-worn refrain among those worried about the decline of American culture and values.
A pride flag flies in front of the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City during a 2015 protest against church policy toward same-sex couples.
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The relationship between faith, politics and LGBTQ rights is more complicated than it can appear at first glance.
The rights of transgender people are often in dispute, including in schools.
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Parents have a general right to know about their children’s activities in school, but that can be limited by students’ rights to privacy and personal safety.
Pope Francis leads the second vespers service at St. Paul’s Basilica on Jan. 25, 2023, in Rome.
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Catholic leaders’ attitudes toward LGBTQ people have shifted dramatically – but the actual theology behind them, not so much.
Club Q co-owners Nic Grzecka, left, and Matthew Haynes listen during a police news conference on Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Bias-motivated attacks became a distinct crime in the 1980s. But police investigate only a fraction of the roughly 200,000 hate crimes reported each year – and even fewer ever make it to court.
Many Americans reacted with outrage to the Supreme Court’s decision to dismantle the constitutional right to abortion.
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In contrast to their reaction to gay rights or the war in Ukraine, relatively few companies have openly criticized the Supreme Court ruling ending a constitutional right to abortion.
Muscovites rushed to buy furniture and other goods from IKEA before it closed its Russian stores.
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Over 300 companies so far have closed stores, reassigned staff or halted sales in Russia in the two weeks since the invasion began.
Protests against Section 28 ranged from marches to invading the nightly news.
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Opposition to the controversial law reflected the British national character, reminiscent of comedies like the Carry On films.
An alliance of students during a 2016 rally in Bandung, West Java to reject LGBT students.
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As Western and Indonesian academics continue to engage in co-operation, we should find common ways of counteracting discrimination, including discriminatory practices against the LGBT community.
Fears that concerned parents might fall foul of a new law banning gay conversion practices are not borne out by the strict definitions in the bill before parliament.
Despite the ABS itself saying that collecting data on LGBTIQ+ communities is of ‘national importance’, these questions have been left off the census again — for no good reason.
The Supreme Court has tended to side in favor of religious rights.
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In an unanimous decision, the nine justices said the city of Philadelphia was wrong to exclude a Catholic agency from its adoption programs.
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.
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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.
Having historically positioned itself as ‘non-partisan’, the ACL’s recent campaigns reflect a return to its US roots, and perhaps hopes of achieving a similar polarising cultural shift in Australia.
People display Qanon messages on cardboards during a political rally in Bucharest, Romania on Aug. 10, 2020.
The QAnon conspiracy movement is the latest in a long line of moral panics that emerge as a response to change. False theories are used to undermine claims to social justice raised by marginalized groups.
New research explores the little-understood problem facing many LGBTIQ+ people — the loss of citizenship due to discriminatory laws and difficulties claiming asylum.
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Documentary film Welcome to Chechnya looks at the government-sanctioned torture and murder of LGBTQ people in Chechnya – and the activists trying to help them escape.
An LGBTQ rights supporter sets up outside the Supreme Court.
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Both sides of the debate over religious freedoms and LGBTQ rights use the language of equality and opposition to discrimination. It will be up to the courts to decide whose claim is stronger.
People gather near the Stonewall Inn in New York City to celebrate the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on LGBTQ workers’ rights.
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Federal law now protects lesbians, gay men and transgender people from being fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. But there are more questions and court cases to come about their rights.