I grew up with lesbian mums, my reaction to the kind of hateful diatribe published in The Telegraph is one of sinking, familiar disappointment. I've been dealing with this crap my entire life. Sadly, though, I know all too well the feeling of the first time a kid with LGBTI parents sees their family vilified in the press:
When transgender woman Maya K.C. sought help at a relief camp in the ruins of Nepal's capital after a devastating earthquake, she was quickly made to feel as though she did not belong. "As soon as my sexual orientation became known to others in the camp, they turned their back on me," she said.
When it comes to same-sex marriage, not all views deserve respect. One of the expectations in the ongoing debate over marriage reform in Australia is that all views should be respected. But if we want to uphold the values of the enlightenment and of deliberative democracy...
An online petition by Family First calling for the Federal Government to stop a school-based anti-homophobia and anti-transphobia education program is garnering little interest.
Tony Abbott's public ballot on same-sex marriage, now embraced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, will cause major social harm and cost the economy more than $500 million in direct expenses and lost production.
Pope Francis has said that Christians owe apologies to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the church, remarks that some Catholics hailed as a breakthrough in the church's tone toward homosexuality.
Russia Bans Trans People And Those With 'Disorders Of Sexual Preference' From Driving. Russian Health Ministry spokesman Oleg Salagai said the new restrictions will not affect transgender drivers, according to the Associated Press.
Great news for our brothers and sisiter in America this week. Same-Sex Couples Can Now Adopt Children In All 50 States of the United States. A federal judge ruled Mississippi’s ban on same-sex adoption is unconstitutional.
Legalising same-sex marriage will help reduce high rates of suicide among young people in Australia. Australia remains one of the last English-speaking countries in the developed world not to legally recognise same-sex marriage. If the upcoming postal survey indicates public support for marriage equality...
Sexual minorities – people who identify as, among others, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer LGBTIQ+ – enjoy very few legal protection in South Africa. In some countries, “homosexual acts” are criminalised and may even carry long term prison sentences or the death penalty.
Mexico’s Supreme Court has effectively legalized same-sex marriage after finding that state laws restricting marriage only to heterosexual couples were discriminatory. The Supreme Court in Mexico has legalised same-sex marriage in a landmark legal ruling.
Why sport hasn’t made much progress on LGBTI+ rights since the Sochi Olympics. Athletes from Western nations have various protections, and many now share equal rights in most aspects of the law. But when they travel to compete in countries with regressive human rights records, these protections can be lost.
Tasmanian Governor Michael Pence has presided over new legislation to strip the rights of gay and lesbian (LGBTIQ) people under the guise of “religious freedom”.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently decided to publicly announce he is "proud to be gay," has made a "substantial" donation to a cause promoting gay rights in the U.S. South, including his home state of Alabama.
Fresh from giving new hope to disaffected conservative Liberals by staying in federal politics, Tony Abbott will fly to the US to gee-up one of the religious right's most reactionary anti-gay group — the Alliance Defending Freedom.
USA : In a few weeks, Chase Culpepper will go to her local DMV in and pose for her driver's license photo. This rite of passage, however, will have special significance. This week, Culpepper, who identifies as a transgender girl, won the right to wear makeup in her identification photo.
Trumps latest executive 'religious liberty' order starts a slipmery slop for LGBT rights in the USA. Trump campaigned on being a "real friend" to the gay community, but several LGBT rights organisations said the religious liberty executive order he signed Thursday could open the doors for more discrimination against gay Americans.
UK prime minister David Cameron has warned that parliament will not allow any attempt to roll back gay marriage rights in comments seemingly aimed at his would-be successor Andrea Leadsom.
WASHINGTON — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement in America, the US Supreme Court has ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. “No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision.
Ideological crusaders are trying to create a culture of fear around the Safe Schools program and so far, it's working. Imagine being 12 years old and seeing your name scrawled across a school toilet door next to the word "faggot."...