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Thee Amir is a makeup influencer on Yubo.
Gay Muslim makeup influencer: How I came out and found people like me

‘I met another gay Asian guy who shared my love for fashion and makeup and felt so accepted.’

Martin Luther King Jr memorial.
Unity is the solution to the coronavirus pandemic and must be its lasting legacy

LGBT+ cleric Rev Irene Monroe says we cannot heal the world if we have not healed ourselves.

UMC church with rainbow flag flying.
Why the United Methodist Church worldwide is about to split over LGBT+ people

The UMC is about to split into pro-LGBT+ and anti-LGBT+ denominations – with individual churches getting to choose which one they stick with.

Rev. Jide Macaulay
The gay cleric who made me think again about the church

OPINION: Documentary maker Cherish Oteka on why she made her new film, Too Gay For God? and the Reverend Jide Macaulay

Khakan Qureshi is a gay, Muslim
Why LGBTI people should consider reading the Qu’ran

OPINION: Khakan Qureshi, a gay Muslim, says having a knowledge of Islam can help counter arguments against gay, bisexual and transgender rights

Pope Francis and the retired Pope Benedict XVI | Photo: Vatican
How the Vatican trans document will impact me, a Catholic trans woman

Catholic trans writer Jane Fae on the divisiveness of the Vatican document: ‘Careless words cost lives’

The hateful sign I came across outside the Atlah World Missionary Church in Harlem
This church believes the LGBTI ‘mafia’ is attempting a ‘hit job’ on them

OPINION: I was taken aback by the hateful sign outside the Atlah World Missionary Church in Harlem, and it turns out the church has a very problematic past

Shamal Waraich with his dog
As a gay Muslim man, LGBTI education in school would’ve changed my life

‘Allah made me this way’: Schools need to embrace inclusion and diversity, writes Shamal Waraich

A man is prayed over in church by Evangelicals
Christian pastor: ‘Dear Evangelicals, leave LGBTQ people alone’

An open letter from Christian pastor John Pavlovitz to evangelicals intent on changing or lecturing gay, bisexual and trans communities

The first Women's March in Washington DC, January 2017
I’m a bisexual Jewish woman and I can’t support the Women’s March

Does the Women’s March have an anti-Semitism problem?

Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft
This transphobic group of lesbians was just recognized as a church by the IRS

Opinion: It’s known as the Pussy Church and it’s harmful

Lesbian kiss
Why is Amazon selling a ‘lesbian bible: for men’ eBook?

Among the bizarre self-published books on Amazon, this book may just take the cake

Sam Blaylock and gay dads at Portland Pride 2017
Gay boy abused by family adopted by gay dads: ‘They saved me with the power of love’

Sam Blaylock suffered horrendous abuse growing up and now hopes to inspire others

A young man looking troubled, wrestling with his faith
What if I’m gay and I believe God can change me?

As someone who believes God can do anything, Sam McKenzie says he has previously struggled with those who tell him he can’t pray away his gay

Masturbation turns you gay, according to leaked Mormon documents

But how do they explain straight men masturbating?

Does Star Wars have a problem with queer-baiting?
Why do we let ourselves be queer-baited by Star Wars?

Surely it’s not too much to expect LGBTI representation, especially if it’s expressly promised

Isla had a grin on her face as she handed in her final year research paper
Religion is to blame for the homophobia LGBT+ people face in Northern Ireland

Isla Whateley spent two months in NI learning about its LGBT community and how it interacts with religion and politics

Pat Gothman talks about life in the closet
‘The hiding, the waiting, the lying  –  it left me praying for an early grave’

Pat Gothman reflects on a teacher who inspired him to become an educator himself – and showed him the joy in having a partner

LGBTI Hinduism
The secret gay history of Hinduism

A medical text from 600BC describes bottoming and ‘men who devour the semen of other men’

Flooding in Texas after Hurricane Harvey
Blaming Hurricane Harvey on lesbians protects the real sinners

‘I don’t believe Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than climate change’

Lydia Meredith thought her life was over when her husband came out, but it was just the beginning
This is how this Christian woman reacted when her preacher husband told her he was gay

Read how she thought her life was over, but it was really just the beginning

Bishop Andrew Foreshew-Cain and husband Stephen Foreshew-Cain blacklisted
Married gay vicar quits Church of England, claims he was ‘blacklisted’

Father Foreshew-Cain: There is ‘institutional homophobia’ within the Church of England

Demonstrators at a London vigil for Orlando, 13 June 2016
We need to talk about Islamophobia and homophobia

‘Queer Muslims are the objects of racism, homophobia, and Islamophobia. They are made to suffer for being LGBT and Muslim,’ says Dr Alberto Fernandez Carbajal

Valentina prays on RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 | Photo: VH1
Why do we always mock people who are religious?

Did RuPaul’s Drag Race editors go too far in the editing of Valentina’s prayer?

Pope Francis has a friendly face but an anti-gay policy.
Pope ban: Half the priests in the Catholic Church are gay

Pope Francis makes friendly comments but his actions are a different story

‘The Bible is a product of its time and culture,’ says Pastor John Pavlovitz
Why using the Bible against LGBTI people is irresponsible

Christian Pastor says we don’t use Bible to understand sexual orientation for the same reasons we don’t use 2,000-year old medical books for health guidance

A Day of the Dead skeleton in Mexico City
Why Day of the Dead offers greater meaning to me than Halloween

In Mexico, David Hudson is fascinated by the traditions associated with the annual ‘Dia de Muertos’