Opinion

US Conservatives, beware Trump's homonationalism

Embracing LGBT Americans should not come at the expense of demonising Muslim Americans.

Musa al-Gharbi

by Musa al-Gharbi

Musa al-Gharbi

Politics

Pentagon to lift ban on transgender service members

Officials say US army to implement new policies affecting everything from recruiting to housing for transgender people.

Pentagon to lift ban on transgender service members

Turkey

Turkish riot police break up LGBT rally in Istanbul

Riot police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at "Trans Pride" event held despite ban to kick off annual LGBT week.

Turkish riot police break up LGBT rally in Istanbul

Reporter's Notebook

LGBT community raising millions for Orlando victims

Heartwarming initiatives and donations ensuring that no affected family will have to pay for funeral costs.

LGBT community raising millions for Orlando victims

Human Rights

Italy legalises same-sex civil unions

Lower assembly grants parliamentary approval to legislation after years-long battle for marriage equality.

Gay rights activists praise Italy same-sex unions bill

Australia

Sydney's colourful Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Australian politicians announce plans for same-sex marriage laws as hundreds of thousands turn out for gay pride parade.

Sydney's colourful Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

LGBT

Indonesia: Same-sex symbols on messaging apps targeted

Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia but is a sensitive issue in the Muslim-majority nation of 250 million people.

Indonesia: Same-sex symbols on messaging apps targeted

LGBT

Transgender ruling in Lebanon an 'empowering' moment

Activists celebrate case allowing transgender man to change official papers and hope it will help ease discrimination.

Transgender ruling in Lebanon an 'empowering' moment

Reporter's Notebook

India's LGBT community celebrates a small victory

Supreme Court orders re-examination of colonial-era law that criminalises homosexuals and other sexual minorities.

India's LGBT community celebrates a small victory

Human Rights

Turkish football authority to pay outed gay referee

Compensation to be paid for revoking licence and damages caused after referee's sexual identity was leaked to the press.

Turkish football authority to pay outed gay referee

Human Rights

Tunisia jails six young men for sodomy three years each

Rights activists condemn three-year prison terms for students who were "denounced" by their neighbours.

Tunisia jails six young men for sodomy three years each

Human Rights

Caning law pushes Aceh's LGBT further underground

Indonesia's most conservative province implements new Islamic Criminal Code and public floggings for same-sex relations.

Caning law pushes Aceh's LGBT further underground

Aids

Tanzania: Fighting social stigma to prevent HIV spread

Staggering AIDS death toll has forced conservative Tanzania to help gay people long rejected by its health system.

Tanzania: Fighting social stigma to prevent HIV spread

Pope Francis

Pope Francis met with gay couple during US visit

Vatican announcement seeks to tamp down controversy about separate meeting with US gay marriage opponent Kim Davis.

Pope Francis met with gay couple during US visit

LGBT

Russia's LGBT victimised by 'gay propaganda' law

Legislation targeting 'non-traditional sexual relations' seen as yet another attempt to smother civil society.

Russia's LGBT victimised by 'gay propaganda' law