A man takes a free HIV test during the Harlem Pride parade in New York City.
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When appropriate care is available, several studies have shown, gay Black men are more likely to test themselves for HIV and engage in less risky sexual behaviors than gay men of other races.
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Under Vladimir Putin homophobia has become a government policy reminiscent of Stalin’s era.
Members of the Hamilton Gay and Lesbian Alliance at a Pride Parade in 1991. 2SLGBTQ+ organizations have a long history of countering hate directed toward them.
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Anyone concerned about 2SLGBTQ+ struggles today can learn from the history of resistance and activism preserved in these archives.
A protest against Section 28 in Manchester, February 1988.
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A teacher reflects on how Section 28 affected her career and the young people she taught.
Protesters and counter-protesters at a demonstration against sexual orientation and gender identity programs in schools, in front of Parliament Hill on Sept. 20, 2023. The protest was one of many across Canada, organized by “1MillionMarch4Children,” against so-called “gender ideology” being taught in schools.
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LGBTQ+ people face significant harms from online hate.
Despite the image of being welcoming, Canada has not made enough progress to protect and welcome LGBTQ+ refugees.
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Canada has taken positive steps in recognizing and supporting LGBTQ+ communities. However, that support does not always extend to people seeking asylum.
An unidentified participant in a New York City Pride March during the 1980s.
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As violent attacks against gay people continue to increase in the US, Black transwomen face ongoing battles against discrimination in the workplace and over receiving health care.
Rapper Offset apologized over a homophobic slur.
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Greater representation in rap from LGBTQ artists comes as mainstream artists atone for past lyrics.
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In order to combat racism and misinformation, it is vital for non-Indigenous people to have informed conversations about the referendum with those around you.
Protesters take part in a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) rally at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton before the United Conservative Party cancelled GSA protections in June 2019.
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How Alberta votes on May 29 will either pave the way for 2SLGBTQ+ youth to be affirmed in their identities or it will create a formal pathway for homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the province.
Befriending other Black queer students can build a sense of safety and connection.
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The new book “Black and Queer on Campus” explores the range of experiences that Black LGBTQ students face at colleges across the US.
Diversity is vital for developing the AFL, but the league needs to consider the structural and cultural barriers to attracting this diverse talent in the first place.
A demonstrator at Queer Republic protests in Nairobi, Kenya.
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A backlash against progress in gender and sexual rights is common.
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The proposed law reinforces unscientific conversion practices – or so-called reparative therapies – that don’t work.
Activists agitate for equal rights for all in Nairobi, Kenya, in January 2020.
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The criminalisation of same-sex sexual relations among consenting adults in Kenya worsens social disparities and inequalities.
The bestselling title is already a serious contender for the Game Awards’ Game of the Year.
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Despite calls to boycott the game by trans activists, the game has proved wildly popular – particularly among Black gamers.
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The rarely explained term is nebulous at best, and can mean many things – negative and positive – to different groups of people.
Raising the cost barriers for health care will harm the most vulnerable patients.
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On the basis of government appointment technicalities and religious freedom, Americans may lose free coverage for cancer and blood pressure screenings, HIV prevention medication and other essential services.
While each microaggression may not seem particularly harmful, they add up and can erode the psychological and physical health of people in minority groups.
Expectations of prejudice and discrimination can lead LGBTQ+ patients to avoid seeking health care.
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Though some LGBTQ+ health care providers may try to separate their personal and professional identities, the prejudice they experience highlights their queerness in the clinic.