This Queer Journalist Wants to Unite Human Rights Defenders
After facing deportation from Russia to Uzbekistan, where homosexuality is illegal, Ali Feruz set up a new media network to support journalists covering LGBTQ issues in post-Soviet states.
How Young People in Romania Won a Referendum By Not Voting
Doing nothing isn't always an effective strategy when you want to stop the government from doing something hateful, but last weekend, it worked out.
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."
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Otep Will Never Stop Standing Up for Equal Rights, Trump Be Damned
The most outspoken vegan lesbian in heavy music goes deep on Kendrick Lamar, the Pulse tragedy, and staying true to oneself.
Being Freaked Out by Gay and Trans People Is Still a Legal Murder Defence in 48 US 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?
How LGBTQ Turks are Preparing for a History-Making Constitutional Vote
If Turkey's constitution is amended on the 16th of April, nationalism could rise – and the already imperilled 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?
I Got Shocked By the Machines Once Used to ‘Cure’ Homosexuality and Hysteria
These electro-shock devices act as a pocket history of healthcare and repression.
Tegan and Sara Have Launched a New Foundation to Fight for LGBTQ Women
We talked to the duo about how their new organisation plans to help in the next four years and beyond.
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.