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Canadian Blood Services mulling shorter wait time for gay donors

Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

Brazil elections: Hate crimes reported include a murder and a swastika attack

Brazil elections: Hate crimes reported include a murder and a swastika attack 12 October 2018 Related TopicsBrazil general elections 2018 Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption A memorial service was held in Salvador for murdered capoeira master Romualdo...

Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder

Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder 11 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The brutal killing led to changes in anti-hate laws Matthew Shepard was savagely killed in Wyoming in 1998 at the age of 21 and went on to became a...

15 Books For People Questioning The Idea Of “Happily Ever After”

Since entering into an open relationship three years ago, I've been trying to untangle myths around gender, sexuality, and love. These are the books that have helped. By Rachel Krantz Posted on October 11, 2018, at 12:22 p.m. ET I’ve been doing a lot of thinking...

Taylor Swift breaks political silence in favour of Democrats

Taylor Swift breaks political silence in favour of Democrats 8 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Taylor Swift has spoken out politically for the first time, publicly endorsing two Democrats for the upcoming US mid-term elections. The 28-year-old says events in...

Opinion: Gay Marriage Showed Us What A Legitimate Supreme Court Looks Like

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court granted marriage equality to LGBT couples. Writing for the majority in Obergefell v. Hodges, then-justice Anthony Kennedy — the man whose retirement touched off the Brett Kavanaugh firestorm this summer — argued that these couples...

The First Thing This Man Heard After Turning On His Cochlear Implant Was His Partner Proposing

“We had talked a little bit about getting married — well, signed about it, at least,” Kerry explained. “I wanted the first thing that I said to him to be asking for his hand.” Kerry called the audiologist for approval beforehand and gathered some close friends and...

US ends diplomatic visas for UN same-sex partners

US ends diplomatic visas for UN same-sex partners 2 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees.The change went into effect on Monday, giving...

HIV/Aids: China reports 14% surge in new cases

HIV/Aids: China reports 14% surge in new cases 29 September 2018 Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The vast majority of new cases in China were transmitted through sexual activity. China has announced a 14% jump in the number of its citizens who are...

India court rules lesbian couple can live together

India court rules lesbian couple can live together 25 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India's Supreme Court struck down a law criminalising homosexuality earlier in September A court in India's southern state of Kerala has ruled in favour of...

New Emails Show Confusion At The Pentagon After Trump’s Transgender Ban Tweets

At 8:55 am on a Wednesday morning last summer, a tweet from the White House residence stopped much of Washington in its tracks. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...”...

2 Toronto transgender students file human rights claims against province over sex-ed

Two Toronto transgender high school students have filed separate human rights claims against the province because they say the new interim sexual education curriculum discriminates against all LGBT students in Ontario. Ryan and Noah, both 15, whose last names were not...

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage 17 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cuban gay rights activists have been fighting to have same-sex marriage recognised Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has backed same-sex marriage.The...

Betsy DeVos Wants To Make It Easier For Religious Schools To Avoid Title IX

The US Department of Education wants to make it easier for religious schools to reject the gender equity law Title IX, according to a leaked draft of new regulations. The proposed Title IX regulations, which were leaked late Thursday by a higher education...

Troye Sivan’s New Era (And Bottoming Anthem) Are What Pop Needs

Exploring sex, gender, and desire in his new album, Bloom, Sivan has staged an unprecedented kind of queer coming-of-age as a pop star. By Pier Dominguez Posted on September 13, 2018, at 2:45 p.m. ET Scott Kowalchyk / CBS / Getty Images The title of Australian...

Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearing Didn’t Change Anything

In the end, none of it may matter. Even before the hearings began, it seemed likely that Republicans had the votes for confirmation, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he had no doubt “whatsoever” that Kavanaugh would get through. The Senate...

Barack Obama Makes the Case That Trump Is an Existential Threat

But Obama, who has tended to embrace a Whiggish vision of history moving slowly but inexorably toward justice, seemed perhaps chastened by the Trump phenomenon. “Progress doesn’t just move in a straight line,” he said. The wrong side of “the right side of history” Yet...

India Just Decriminalized Gay Sex

India’s highest court struck down Section 377, the 157-year-old law that made gay sex illegal. By Nishita Jha Reporting From New Delhi Reporting From New Delhi Last updated on September 6, 2018, at 9:41 a.m. ET Posted on September 6, 2018, at 2:37 a.m. ET...

India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling 6 September 2018 Image copyright AFP In a historic verdict, India's Supreme Court ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence in the country.The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law,...

New prison boss gets to-do list: better programs, better food, email access

Canada's new prison boss has been tasked with improving outcomes for Indigenous, LGBT and other inmates, while improving the quality of food and email access behind bars. For the first time, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has made public the mandate letter for...

Neighbours shows first same-sex TV Australian wedding

Neighbours shows first same-sex TV Australian wedding 3 September 2018 Image copyright Neighbours Image caption Neighbours' Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda play David and Aaron Neighbours has shown the first ever TV same-sex wedding in Australia.The soap is reflecting on...

LGBT rights: Malaysia women caned for attempting to have lesbian sex

LGBT rights: Malaysia women caned for attempting to have lesbian sex 3 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo of a woman in Indonesia who was previously caned in public Two Malaysian women convicted of attempting to have lesbian sex in a...

This Gorgeous Portrait Series Celebrates Older Trans And Gender-Nonconforming People

The national conversation about trans identity and community tends to focus on the newest crop of trans youth. But why don't we hear about older trans and gender-nonconforming individuals who manage to overcome the at times seemingly impossible odds and survive — and...

This Gorgeous Portrait Series Celebrates Older Trans And Gender-Nonconforming People

The national conversation about trans identity and community tends to focus on the newest crop of trans youth. But why don't we hear about older trans and gender-nonconforming individuals who manage to overcome the at times seemingly impossible odds and survive — and...

I Got Kicked Out Of A YMCA Locker Room — Twice — Because I’m Trans

Changing in the women’s locker room as an androgynous person has always been an uncomfortable experience, but I didn’t expect to be forced to leave. By Branson LB Posted on August 30, 2018, at 11:11 a.m. ET Lixia Guo / BuzzFeed News The Prospect Park YMCA in Brooklyn,...

US mum’s anguish over nine-year-old son’s suicide

US mum's anguish over nine-year-old son's suicide By Jo Adnitt and Sarah Bell Victoria Derbyshire programme 29 August 2018 Image copyright Leia Rochelle Pierce Image caption Leia Pierce says her son Jamel was "magic" The mother of a US nine-year-old, who she says...

Vanesa Campos: Five charged with murdering Paris transgender prostitute

Vanesa Campos: Five charged with murdering Paris transgender prostitute 27 August 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Protesters marched through the Parisian park on Friday where the prostitute was killed Five people have been charged in the French capital Paris...

Democrats Vote To Strip Power From Superdelegates

Democrats voted Saturday to drastically scale back the controversial superdelegate system that gives elected officials and party insiders an outsize say in the party’s presidential nominating process, delivering a significant victory for Bernie Sanders and his...

This High School Student Came Out To His Entire Class In One Show-Stopping Move

"The response was insane," Lal said. "I walked across the stage with my pride flag over my shoulders and suddenly everyone started cheering for me. I remember hearing my principal and teachers tell me they were proud of me." According to Lal, all his friends and...

The Bias In Fresno’s Justice System

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series reported by master's students at the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. The stories explore the impact of the vast racial and economic inequality in Fresno, the poorest major city in...

A Second Sexual Assault Case Against Kevin Spacey Is Being Reviewed By Los Angeles Prosecutors

Kevin Spacey is being investigated by Los Angeles County authorities for a second set of sexual assault allegations, officials confirmed Wednesday. The case involves allegations that the Oscar-winning actor was involved in a sexual assault in Malibu in October 2016,...

Austria rejects ‘girlish’ Iraqi asylum seeker

Austria rejects 'girlish' Iraqi asylum seeker 23 August 2018 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman protesting for the rights of asylum seekers in Austria Austrian officials rejected an Iraqi migrant's asylum application...

In Stories About Fashion’s Behind-The-Scenes Icons, Should Sexuality Matter?

New films about Alexander McQueen, André Leon Talley, and Kevyn Aucoin raise complex questions about how their identities have shaped their work and lives. By Pier Dominguez Posted on August 22, 2018, at 5:40 p.m. ET Alamy; Jeremy M. Lange / The New York Times /...




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