Online

Does YouTube support hate speech?

LGBTQ vloggers believe the company doesn't do enough to prevent harassment on the platform.

Does YouTube support hate speech?

AJ IMPACT

US Supreme Court sends gay wedding cake case back to lower court

Action orders Oregon judges to reexamine dispute between lesbian couple and bakery owners who refused to make their cake

US Supreme Court sends gay wedding cake case back to lower court

LGBT

Trump wins court victory in quest for transgender military ban

Trump administration handed small court victory in its effort to ban transgender people from serving in the US military.

Trump wins court victory in quest for transgender military ban

Ecuador

Ecuador's highest court backs same-sex marriage

LGBT and human rights activists celebrate the ruling, which will pave the way for more rights for same-sex couples.

Ecuador's highest court backs same-sex marriage

Botswana

Botswana High Court decriminalises homosexuality

Judges declare 1965 laws punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison should be scrapped.

Botswana's High Court rejects laws criminalising homosexuality

Asia

Rights group hails Bhutan's move to decriminalise homosexuality

New York-based Human Rights Watch says the Himalayan country's move to legalise gay sex is 'welcome and progressive'.

Rights group hails Bhutan's move to decriminalise homosexuality

United States

Transgender asylum seeker dies after falling ill in US custody

Johana Medina Leon died at a Texas hospital after complaining 'for weeks' she needed medical attention, advocates say.

Transgender asylum seeker dies after falling ill in US custody

AJ IMPACT

Readers embrace marginalised 'Own Voices', but book industry lags

Books about underrepresented characters by marginalised authors resonate with readers. But publishing needs to catch up.

Readers embrace marginalised 'Own Voices', but book industry lags

India

India's transgender community celebrates victory, but needs more

Karnataka state recently ruled that education institutes must allow people to officially change name and gender.

India's transgender community celebrates victory, but needs more

Opinion

Why Dutee Chand's 'coming out' is more complicated than it seems

The Indian athlete's brave challenge to gender and caste norms comes at a crucial time for India.

Deepti Misri

by Deepti Misri

Deepti Misri

AJ Impact

Kenya's high court upholds ban on same-sex relations

Kenya's High Court determines allowing same-sex relations 'would indirectly open the door to same-sex unions'.

 Kenya's high court upholds ban on same-sex relations

LGBT

Trump administration proposes reversing transgender protections

New HHS rule would roll back sex discrimination protection for transgender people in health services.

Trump administration proposes reversing transgender protections

LGBT

Brazil's Supreme Court votes to make homophobia a crime

Decision comes amid fears Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro will roll back LGBT social gains.

Brazil's Supreme Court votes to make homophobia a crime

Asia Pacific

Taiwan holds first official same-sex weddings

Some 300 same-sex couples are expected to register on Friday, a week after parliament approved gay marriage legislation.

Taiwan holds first official same-sex weddings

LGBT

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

Organisation says while LGBTQ representation was up for major films last year, none included transgender characters.

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all