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April 28, 2015

'We were both a little hesitant to hold hands, not knowing how the rest of the student body would react'

Look at these photos of two gay athletes who attended prom together and try not to smile.

Michael Martin went to his senior prom at The Mussleman High School in West Virginia with Logan Westrope, an athlete from a nearby school.

Martin, an all-state soccer player, came out last fall by slow-dancing with his then-boyfriend at homecoming.

He asked his new boyfriend of four months to prom in March in the parking lot of Chik-fil-A, where Logan works.

April 21, 2015

'The two are closely linked in a short and simple causal chain'

The Christian lawyer who unsuccessfully defended Utah's ban on gay marriage has said legalizing gay marriage will cause 900,000 abortions.

Gene Schaerr made the claim in an amicus brief filed with the US Supreme Court on behalf of '100 scholars of marriage.' The court will hear arguments on gay marriage from four states on 28 April.

November 7, 2014

Installation takes a firm stance on condom use among gay men

An 18m pink condom has been erected in Sydney to promote condom use among gay men in the lead up to World AIDS day in December.

The heritage-listed Hyde Park Obelisk was sheathed yesterday night with a prophylactic printed with the message 'TEST MORE + TREAT EARLY + STAY SAFE.'

Safe sex ambassadors are also on hand offering passers-by free condoms and sexual health information.

The installation is the climax of safe sex education campaign launched by the AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON) last three weeks ago.

July 1, 2013

New York City's Heritage of Pride Parade cheers the end of the Defense of Marriage Act

Today (30 June) gay and straight New Yorkers celebrated LGBT equality and a new chapter in the for for marriage rights. The Heritage of Pride march, typically called Gay Pride parade, took to the streets of Manhattan.

From the middle of the city to the bar where the modern LGBT political movement began, the Stonewall Inn, the rainbow was the required emblem for the day.

March 4, 2013

Lia Latchford talks about why it is important for her as a lesbian and young black feminist to look at the past achievements of other LGBT women

As a lesbian and young black feminist, I regularly talk about heritage and identity with friends, family.

And in my work at Imkaan – a black feminist organisation that addresses violence against women and girls. Looking at heritage allows us to reflect on our histories, backgrounds, and all of the things that contribute to who we are.

In London, we are lucky to have the new London LGBT voluntary and community sector Almanac produced by Centred.

January 18, 2013

There’s no such thing as an unplanned gay pregnancy, so kids of gay parents are always wanted, argues Rob Watson

George Bernard Shaw once described straight parenting as having ‘no test of fitness’.

But lesbian, gay, bi and trans parents are constantly tested.

Representatives of the Catholic Church and a group of authors speaking at the Heritage Foundation recently ranked LGBTQ parents in a way that was unfounded, ridiculous, untrue and frankly, bizarre. At best, it was bitterly unfair.

January 14, 2013

Kairos in Soho, soon to be called centred, has launched the second edition of its Almanac, looking at the past and present of LGBT organizing in the UK capital

Kairos in Soho – a small lesbian, gay bi and trans organization in London – has always been a place where innovation, culture, heritage and community building comes together.

Now they are launching the second edition of their Almanac; a unique insight into LGBT London past and present. We asked Ashlee Christoffersen to tell us all about it and their plans for the future.

What is Kairos in Soho?

July 1, 2012

We pay tribute to Dr Richard A Isay, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who turned his profession away gay 'cure' therapy and towards a positive approach to helping gays, who died last week

Psychoanalyst, psychiatrist and LGBT rights advocate Dr Richard A Isay lost his battle with cancer and died on 28 June 2012 in New York City.

He was a remarkable and brave man who was largely responsible for reforming psychotherapy.

February 26, 2012

Cross-party Christian committee complains religion is ‘being squeezed’ by equality

British Christian MPs and members of the House of Lords complain that their religious freedoms are being eroded in a new report out today (27 February).

They also want a change to laws which prevent insulting and abusive hate speech.

But the UK’s top lesbian, gay and bisexual rights group, Stonewall, has said the people involved are just not adjusting to the modern world.