op-ed

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?

Nigeria: ‘This Is Quite Gay!’

On the quiet, promising first morning of June, I received a text message from my brother in Abuja, Nigeria. “Please, refrain from all these shameful acts,” he wrote. “Everyone is tired of you. Mummy is crying, Daddy is crying. If you don’t value relationships, we do!”

Barbados: PRIDE that makes no wanton boast

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from the Birmingham Jail”

Russia: How The Soviet Union Tried to 'Cure' My Homosexuality

Don’t let the word “family” fool you — the center was actually the first legal organization dedicated to “sexology” or what you might call “sexual pathology.”I was 17 then. The predominant social opinion was that homosexuality was a disease that needed to be treated.