Muslims and gays must unite to beat the haters

Muslim group TELL MAMA got backlash when it made gay rights champion Peter Tatchell a patron – here its boss explains why he made that decision

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

Putting the sexual into transsexual

Transgender beauty expert Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham argues a subtle approach is a better way to get attention

Why Fred Phelps drove millions away from gay hate

By the most epic fail in anti-gay history, the hate pastor not only failed to win people over but made the homophobes’ cause untenable

How web filters are ‘protecting’ you from harmless gay content

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation discuss the dangers when companies like O2 to AOL block LGBTI information and services online, and what you can do to help

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

If we shut gay saunas, the crackdown on sex won’t end there

Would shutting down gay saunas be the start of a slippery slope which could lead to re-criminalization of consensual sex and self-loathing among LGBTI people?

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

James Wharton responds to backlash over closing gay saunas

James Wharton’s demand gay saunas should be shut down sparked a social media storm today but he says his main argument – public health – has been overlooked

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

A gay dad takes on the Frozen-hating Mormon granny

Rob Watson’s kids already understand the message behind Frozen but one woman, old enough to know better, doesn’t get it

A new take on Palestine and Israel

The Palestinian and Israeli problem as highlighted by a new dragged-up theater show

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

Uganda has twisted science to justify gay hate

Ugandan scientists have issued a report about the origins of homosexuality to justify President Yoweri Museveni in signing new anti-gay laws

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

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