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HIV, Climate Change, and LGBTQ Equality: Parallel Causes

After thinking about the fight for climate change, and the fight for LGBTQ rights, I realized that there were many similarities about our fights and triumphs. Coincidentally, through the years, our community has heralded major advancements and setbacks alongside those of climate change.

US: The Supreme Court's Transgender Employment Discrimination Case Could Decide My Future Because I'm Trans

In this op-ed, Teen Vogue’s Lucy Diavolo examines what the Supreme Court case on transgender inclusion in employment nondiscrimination protections means for her future as a trans woman.

Helping LGBTQ refugees, one person at a time

While spending several days in Jordan on my way to Abu Dhabi, I met a gay man in his mid-30s who had recently fled the chaos in Iraq to seek asylum in Jordan. Three days later when I boarded the flight to Abu Dhabi, I had resolved that, though I could not mitigate the misfortune of millions, I could at least help one person. His name is Alaa Saleh.

Ghana: Is it time for the Government of Ghana to invite the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for an official ‘country visit’?

Ghana is grappling with diverse forms of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) that, though constantly changing over time, have always existed.

India: One year after freedom: How are LGBTs faring today, since Section 377 was struck down by the Supreme Court?

The question that i am asked most frequently is: “The law has changed – but will society change?” My answer is – society changes because LGBT people are changing and gaining the confidence to live the lives they dreamt of.

UK: “With acceptance for LGBTQ+ people falling, sharing our stories is more vital than ever”

Love wins, or so the popular adage celebrating LGBTQ+ union goes. But in the UK, public attitudes towards same-sex relationships have fallen for the first time in 30 years. What’s behind the sudden shift, and how can we move forward?