Does the Civil Rights Act Ban Discrimination Against LGBT People? The Supreme Court Plans to Decide.
For a trio of anti-LGBT discrimination cases, the issue revolves around the meaning of one word: sex.
Measles Outbreak, Australia Heat, Gay Panic Defense: Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
A measles outbreak hits the Northwest, Australia breaks heat records, and a fourth state mulls banning the gay panic defense.
With the Addition of New York, Conversion Therapy Is Now Illegal in 15 States
But there are still no conversion therapy laws in more than half of the United States.
Is Cuba's Proposed Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Progress or a Ploy?
Cuba has shown a commitment to LGBT rights over the last two decades, but some fear it is being used a distraction from the suppression of other human rights.
Twenty Years After Matthew Shepard's Death, What's Changed?
Shepard's murderer unsuccessfully claimed gay panic, a defense that's still legal in 47 states.
Viewfinder: Celebrating India's Landmark LGBT Victory
A member of the LGBT community celebrates the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era ban on gay sex in Mumbai, India, on September 6th, 2018.
Maryland Joins 10 Other States in Banning Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors
Maryland enacted a law on Tuesday banning gay conversion therapy for minors, the Associated Press reports.
A Federal Appeals Court Rules That the Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Employees
The court's decision marks a blow to the Trump administration's efforts to roll back protections for LGBT communities.
Viewfinder: Polling Stations Open for Costa Rica's Presidential Election
Valeria Gonzalez, 19, votes for the first time, at the Porfiro Brenes school in Moravia, San Jose, on February 4th, 2018.
How Bidding for Amazon HQ2 Could Affect LGBTQ Rights
Atlanta is pushing to be the home of the tech giant's second headquarters, but Georgia's continued efforts to pass religious freedom laws could impede that plan.
Colombia's Road to Peace Remains Littered With Uncertainty
After a major court decision protecting a peace agreement between rebel groups and the government, the future looks promising for Colombia, but the process is still far from over.
Chechnya's Growing Hostility Toward Its LGBTQ Community
Recent reports from Chechnya indicate that officials are rounding up, torturing, and killing Chechen men suspected of engaging in homosexual activity.
LGBT Film: Still Suffering From Baby-Step Syndrome
After marriage equality, LGBTQ cinema is in flux—and Hollywood has been slow to adapt.
The Big Leagues' Slow Acceptance of Openly Gay Players
Over the past 40 years, journalists have been writing the same coming-out stories, because such stories are still rare.
Anti-Gay Bias Is Even Diminishing on an Unconscious Level
A new study finds expressions of more accepting attitudes toward homosexuals are not just lip service.
Are We Getting Any Better at Caring for Children With Atypical Sex?
Specialists have moved away from sex-changing baby males with small penises and recommending vaginoplasties in very young children as they become less phobic about sex atypical (but healthy) organs.