Cops Arrest Indian Teenager for ‘Kidnapping’ Her Lesbian Partner After Charges Are Laid by Father

The minor "victim" said that the two had known each other for almost two years, and considers the accused as her “husband”.
Pallavi Pundir

In Singapore, A Christian Group Aims to Help LGBTQ Individuals ‘Overcome’ Being Gay

True Love claims to be doing nothing more than supporting fellow Christians. But critics say their faint rainbow-coloured liberalism is just a way to cover their true, intolerant intentions.
Meera Navlakha

What’s It Like for a Queer Photographer to Shoot Straight Weddings in a Country Where Same-Sex Marriages Are Illegal

“Even as I’m genuinely happy for the couples I photograph, one thought keeps running through my head: I probably won’t get to do the same."
As told to Dhvani Solani
The VICE Guide to Right Now

How to Deal With Friends Who Are Racist, Sexist or Bigoted

In an increasingly divided world, should you sever relationships because associating with bigots make you a bigot or is it okay to let it slide as a small downside of someone who is otherwise great?
Avinash Tewari

Like a Lot of India, I Used to Have a Problem With Gay People And Didn't Even Know That Was a Problem

Ten years ago, I accidentally stopped a friend from coming out for a very long time, even to herself. Today, I acknowledge how I may have been a part of oppression of the LGBTQ+ community without even realising it.
Pallavi Pundir
Far-Right Extremism

We Analyzed More Than 1 Million Comments on 4chan. Hate Speech There Has Spiked by 40% Since 2015.

Violent threats against minorities have also proliferated on the anonymous message board.
Rob Arthur

I Was Bullied as a Gay Teen and It Also Made Me Want to End My Life

For several queer Indian youth, growing up means developing a thick skin against bullies. But not everyone gets past them.
Navin Noronha

Indonesian Prison Officials Believe Inmates Are 'Turning Gay' After Sleeping Next To The Same Sex

If that’s the case, shouldn’t prisons be full of gay people, since overcrowded conditions force inmates to sleep in cramped cells?
Ikhwan Hastanto

How Homophobic Small Towns in India Celebrate Pride

In these conservative and orthodox pockets, LGBTQ communities find other ways to make their voices heard.
Pallavi Pundir

There’s Never Been a Pride March in Indonesia. Here’s Why Movements Are Shrinking

In recent years, it’s gotten harder for the LGBTQ community in Indonesia to amplify its voice. But they’ve found a creative way to keep advocating.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
the internet

The Insults You Can and Cannot Use

Sorry! These are the rules now!
James Greig

YouTube Is Finally Banning Nazis, Holocaust Denial, and Sandy Hook Truthers

YouTube says it will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events took place.”
Mack Lamoureux