LGBTQ rights


Roma LGBT People Talk About the Challenges of Facing Double Discrimination

"If your family isn't open to it, of course you have to hide who you are."


Rewatching 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry' 10 Years Later

Spoiler alert: it's aged pretty terribly.


Being Freaked Out by Gay and Trans People Is Still a Legal Murder Defense in 48 States

Illinois is set to become the second state to outlaw gender and sexuality as motives for violence by defendants in court. What's holding the others behind?


Queer Indonesians Are Being Arrested Under a Vague Anti-Porn Law

Authorities are using the country's wide-reaching anti-pornography laws to prosecute gay men detained in a series of raids.


WATCH: New Zealand's Underground Vogue Scene

"Fucking up the patriarchy, one Caucasian space at a time."


How LGBTQ Turks are Preparing for a History-Making Constitutional Vote

If Turkey's constitution is amended on April 16, nationalism could rise—and the already imperiled queer community may bear the brunt of what follows.


Activists Are Scrambling to End Chechnya’s Persecution of Gay Men

As reports emerge that gay men are being imprisoned and murdered in the republic, activists are urging citizens to put pressure on Western officials to act.


How LGBTQ Americans are Reshaping the Fight for Assisted Reproduction

We're here, we're queer, and we want access to in vitro fertilization and surrogate pregnancies.


Can Hookup Apps Inspire a Gay Political Renaissance?

Gay dating apps like Hornet and SCRUFF have become more outright political than ever before. But will their efforts affect real-world change?


Getting Shocked By the Machines Once Used to ‘Cure’ Homosexuality and Hysteria

These electro-shock devices act as a pocket history of healthcare and repression.


Why Gay Men Need to Get Past Masculinity

Drag queens can be leather men. Bears can be feminine. And the more we reinforce the opposite, the less ground we'll gain under Trump.


Dark Histories: These Photographs Tell Forgotten Stories of Murder and Violence Against Gay Men

We spoke to artist Sean Coyle about his work memorialising sites of homophobic violence.