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Time for Scotland to ‘come out’ as independent

Scottish National Party member Stewart McDonald likens country’s vote for independence to coming out as gay

Polish parliament gay union debate is at risk

Melanie Nathan issues a call to action for the world to help Polish LGBT community by signing Avaaz Petition

Stay calm: Gay marriage will come to Scotland

Don’t let partisan political squabbles get in the way of the bigger picture – delivering same-sex marriage equality, says Stewart McDonald

Global examples prove gay marriage works

A new report from UK think tank, the Policy Exchange, has made the case for lesbian and gay marriage equality

Let’s start from scratch with London’s gay pride

London needs an LGBT pride that’s accountable, transparent and meaningful to get over the World Pride shambles of this year, says Stewart Who

The myth of the perfect gay body

Why the gay scene is obsessed with six-packs and perky pecs. And how to love your body and enjoy exercise again

The suffragettes: How we can change the world

As we celebrate lesbian suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst’s 145th birthday, Debbie Gold reflects how the fight for Votes for Women in the UK reflects modern LGBT struggles

Gay blood is not poisonous

Summer Wu, volunteer for Shanghai-based lesbian organization Nvai, comments about how she feels about China’s lifting of the ban on lesbians giving blood

Time to Spice Up Your Life one more time

Viva Forever hits London’s West End late 2012. Is this Too Much spice to handle or will you Holler for more?

Third gender? No thanks, says Australian intersex organization

Gina Wilson president of Organisation Intersex International Australia gives her views on a third gender option on birth certificates

Adventures in gay Shanghai

Zapi Aurelien, 23, arrived in Shanghai expecting to spend a year in the closet, he was surprised to be embraced by an outgoing and friendly gay community

Pride in a hostile environment

A film about pride in Latvia, and the state of World Pride in London, both lead Linda Wilkinson to conclude that the visibility such events brings is vital

Pride is more than fanfares and floats

We should get over our disappointment about World Pride in London, enjoy the day and remember what prides are really about says Thomas Anderson

Washington fails to obtain signatures for anti same-sex marriage initiative

Washington State’s ballot on ending equal marriage has not received enough support to carry on, but we still need to act, says Melanie Nathan

How Sydney Mardi Gras makes gay pride relevant

So much more than a party, Sydney Mardi Gras reaches the issues other LGBT pride events don’t touch

How Terry Higgins’ death from AIDS started a gay fight back

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Terry Higgins, the first person killed by AIDS in the UK, Will Harris says it was also the moment the gay community united and started to fight back

Why we should give gay pride back to the people

The chaos of London’s World Pride 2012 shows that grassroots involvement, rather than corporate control, is the way forwards, says Alex Tarran

South Africa must change its tune for LGBTI citizens

The South African constitution should be used and enforced, not changed to freeze out gay and trans citizens, says lesbian human rights campaigner Melanie Nathan

BBC bias: How faith gets extra airwaves

Does the BBC really stand for Believers Broadcasting Christianity? Garry Otton says it does as ‘Auntie’ gets ready for her 90th birthday

Media leaks are ruining the Olympic surprise

Reports in the press are taking the surprise out of plans for the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, says East London lesbian and campaigner Linda Wilkinson

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