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Bullies nearly gay-bashed me to death, now I’m fighting back

When bullies attacked Liam Hackett he thought he was going to die – and was secretly relieved. Now his charity is fixing the problem for other kids

The Queen and her subjects must fight gay hate at the C’wealth Games

From the Queen and PM to celebrities, athletes and ordinary LGBTI people, we should use the Commonwealth Games to fight for gay rights

Black woman versus gay man fight misses the point

An article railing against gay white men ‘stealing’ black women’s culture misleads on an important point – gay guys can’t hide either, and shouldn’t have to

Why Women’s Aid is no safe haven for trans staff

Feminist charity Women’s Aid is demanding transgender staff ‘prove’ their gender before being allowed to work, highlighting problems with UK law

Facing the terror of my days as the only gay in school

Joe Morgan faces his fears by returning to the school where he was bullied for being gay

Is anti-LGBTI prejudice on the rise?

Nick Antjoule from Galop, the LGBT safety charity asks whether homophobia and transphobia is increasing in the UK

The West African tortured for being gay, and how we can stop it

Beaten, starved and whipped – why we must remember Yves and the many LGBTI and other victims of torture today

Us dykes march to a different beat at Pride

Boston has a rich history of celebrating LGBTI women, including those of color and others who are often overlooked

Why now is the time to save lesbians and trans women from rape

As the summit on ending rape in warzones starts, Edwin Sesange argues the lesbian and transgender victims of ‘corrective rape’ must be included

A gay dad sounds off on Nancy Grace defending anti-gay bigot Anita Bryant

Rob Watson has written an open letter to HLN host Nancy Grace about her defending a woman who described gay men as pedophiles

How good do LGBT Brits have it really?

Peter Purton, LGBT policy officer for the Trade Union Congress, looks at the evolution and current state of homophobia in schools, work and sport

Britain’s Got Talent group talk bringing their gay act to TV screens

La Voix and the London Gay Big Band talk about their journey on Britain’s Got Talent, from their first audition to the performance they are preparing for tonight

Fox News analyst blaming Isla Vista killings on gays was not just insulting but dangerous

Robi Ludwig claimed unresolved sexuality was behind Elliot Rodger’s rampage even though this is not supported by the evidence

14 thoughts on Eurovision from London drag star Dusty ‘O’

Celebrating Eurovision 2014, London drag queen Miss Dusty ‘O’ shares her thoughts on the international singing competition 

The teen kicked out his home, jailed and tortured for being gay

Hakim was betrayed to the police by his uncle, tortured and forced onto the streets where a journalist put him on a ‘most wanted’ list of gays

As America cleans up its anti-gay language, what words should we use?

Words like ‘homo’ and ‘maricones’ are now frowned on but even ‘gay’ and ‘homophobia’ have been debated by some

Is Africa on the road to a gay genocide?

As Rwanda reflects on 20 years since the death of a million of its citizens, a tide of anti-LGBTI hate is engulfing Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, DRC, South Africa and beyond

Trans demands give UK a simple roadmap for change

Trans organizations in Britain have released a Trans Manifesto today – with three demands to give politicians a simple way forward

LGBTI Uganda fights back on anti-gay law

With the world still reeling from the new draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act, the legal battle to scrap it has already started

The rising star shaking up country music with her gay kiss song

A song encouraging you to kiss girls or boys is changing country music and promoting a message of individuality and acceptance to its hesitant fans

What do gays in their 20s really think of the LGBTI world?

A new film will take a snapshot of the gay world through the eyes of 20-somethings in the hope of changing hearts and minds

Sochi might be over, but the Olympics must stop failing trans athletes

LGTBI activist Sarah Gibson explains why the International Olympic Committee must reconsider its views on transgender and intersex athletes

How the west’s attempts to stop the anti-gay bill could hurt Ugandan LGBTIs

The US, UK and other western countries need to be careful their efforts to tackle homophobia in Uganda don’t do more harm than good

Africa’s LGBTI history: From randy kings to gay sex as medicine

Men dressing as women and ‘gay marriages’ which were prized by the tribes are all part of Africa’s rich LGBTI past

Uganda’s anti-gay bill: What will be the implications on donor aid?

How will the US and Europe react if Uganda really does make the bill law and what do LGBTI Ugandans want?

Facebook must do more to become a haven of gender equality

As the social networking giant introduces 56 new gender options, activist Sarah Gibson explains why it needs to go further

Giving young LGBTI people a chance

Research in England shows the problems gay and trans young people face and suggests some solutions

Gay rights are being treated as a fashion while Sochi athletes let us down

International LGBTI activist Omar Kuddus argues openly gay sportspeople have been ‘selfish’ in Russia while more attention should be paid to Uganda, Nigeria and elsewhere

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