How Homophobic Small Towns in India Celebrate Pride
In these conservative and orthodox pockets, LGBTQ communities find other ways to make their voices heard.
Three Artists Tell Us What It’s Like To Be Queer, Muslim and Pakistani
Aziz Sohail, Abdullah Qureshi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr are working together to give more visibility to the voices from the LGBTQ community of their country.
I Am a Queer Bhutanese, and My Country Is on Its Way to Scrapping Anti-LGBTQ Laws
“Bhutan has never had a pride parade, and never will because it’s not just the queer community who fights for us, it’s everyone in the country.”
Being Gay in Brunei Is Punishable By Death, Starting Today
Despite global outcry and calls for boycotts, Sultan Hassanal Bolki has shown no sign of reversing the draconian law.
India Just Abolished a 157-Year-Old Law Banning Gay Sex
“Criminalizing carnal intercourse is irrational, arbitrary and manifestly unconstitutional."
China Is Censoring Rainbow Flags And Queer-Positive Eurovision Performances
Wait, if you take out the LGBTQ+ stuff, what’s left?
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New Research Sheds Light on the Biological Factors That Influence Sexuality
New evidence of the 'older brother effect' shows a link between prenatal factors and sexual orientation.
Hold On, Can Smoking Weed Actually Make You Gay?
Exploring the effect cannabis can supposedly have on sexuality.
Australia’s First Openly Gay Imam on What He's Learned About Intolerance
Obviously being a gay Imam—the Islamic equivalent of a priest—draws a lot of heat.
The Scientists Who Watch Animals Have Sex
One researcher launched his career after diligently documenting a mallard duck fucking another dead duck.
The Pledge of Silence: Homosexuality in French Soccer
While some efforts have been made to tackle homophobia in French football, it's a problem which many are happy to ignore. Until the authorities make a cogent plan for fighting discrimination, progress can only ever be limited.
Liv Audigane & Adrien Candau
Here's Why the Lavender Scare Still Matters
On the 60-year plague that was the Lavender Scare, its ugly legacy, and the artists working to find the road ahead.
Tanja M. Laden