LGBT

Britain’s colonial legacy is still hurting LGBT people around the world

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At the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, the British prime minister, Theresa May, urged Commonwealth nations to reform existing anti-gay legislation held over from British colonial rule. And while stopping short of a formal apology, she used her speech to explicitly acknowledge Britian’s responsibility: “As the United Kingdom’s prime minister, I deeply Read More

Gianni Versace lived and died in an era of silence around AIDS. 20 years later, little has changed

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The second episode of the new miniseries The Assassination of Gianni Versace, airing on FX now, is steeped in the lore of America’s AIDS and HIV epidemic. Most of the episode takes place in mid-90s South Beach—a place far removed from modern-day Miami, with its status as a mecca of art, real estate, and luxury living.  Back Read More

Starting today, gay couples in Australia are marrying

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A month after parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage, gay couples tied the knot in Australia on the first day same-sex weddings could officially take place. One of the first couples to do so were athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan, who got married hours after midnight today (Jan. 9) in New South Wales. Australia Read More

The agony and joy of being gay in Africa

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At an international conference on Black portraiture, imagery and depiction in Johannesburg, South Africa last November, I gave a presentation about the state of LGBT rights across the African continent. I told participants that I’d just come from New York, where, at the UN, the African bloc had spearheaded an effort to torpedo the work Read More

A Chinese queer couple’s wedding day, made possible by a cruise

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Chen Zhichao and Yang Jieli knew it was love at first sight. But as a Chinese queer couple, it wasn’t easy for them to get married and recognized by the people around them. A special “LGBTQ” wedding cruise made it possible. Watch the video above to learn about the couple’s journey. The cruise was organized Read More

The Church of England is encouraging primary school students to explore their gender identity

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In an effort to tackle gender identity-related bullying, the Church of England issued new rules this week saying that kids should be able to “play with the many cloaks of identity.” In an update to a 2014 report called “Valuing All God’s Children” published yesterday, the church said that the elementary-aged children in its 4,700 Read More

Marriage equality in Australia is within reach

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After months of campaigning for what many have criticized to be an unnecessary referendum on legalizing same-sex marriage, voting finally closed today (Nov. 14). Tomorrow, the Australian statistics bureau will announce the results of the non-binding postal survey—a win for “yes” paves the road for the current Malcolm Turnbull administration to pass a law as Read More