Congress Wants State Department to Reckon With the ‘Lavender Scare’
Gay employees were hounded from office in a dark episode of State Department history from the 1950s and ’60s, and many committed suicide.
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Pakistan’s military boom is an economic bust, and looking back on the Christchurch attack.
Can the Czech Republic Tear Down Europe’s Rainbow Curtain?
Eastern Europe has long resisted same-sex marriage. Prague might be about to change that.
LGBT Kenyans’ Patience Has Gone Unrewarded
The Kenyan High Court has delayed deciding on decriminalizing homosexuality.
Inside the Battle to Decriminalize Homosexuality in India
On the podcast: A human rights lawyer describes the 10-year fight for LGBT rights.
Trump Administration to Deny Visas to Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats, U.N. Officials
The new policy will insist they be married—even if they're from countries that criminalize gay marriage.
In India, Still Unfurling the Rainbow Flag
New Delhi may have decriminalized homosexuality on the books. Now it needs to destigmatize it in people’s minds.
Sex Is India’s Last Colonial Burden
India’s Supreme Court is finally ditching antiquated laws on gay sex.
Russia’s Muslim Strongman Is Winning the World Cup
Ramzan Kadyrov is using sports diplomacy to bolster his image.
It’s Still (Just About) OK to Be Gay in China
Online protest has scored a solid win for LGBT rights — for now.
2017 Was a Bad Year for Egypt’s LGBT Community. 2018 Could Be Even Worse.
Egyptian authorities are using a "debauchery" law to justify a crackdown on gay and trans people.
More White, More Male, More Jesus: CIA Employees Fear Pompeo Is Quietly Killing the Agency’s Diversity Mandate
CIA insiders worry reforms pushed by Brennan are languishing in his absence.
Trump’s Transgender Tweet Isn’t In Force Yet, But It’s Close
Unless Congress acts to legislatively protect transgender people’s right to serve, the president can have his way.
Here’s How Trump’s Ban on Transgender Service Members Can Serve as a Teaching Moment
The way the president rolled out this decision is almost a textbook example of how not to make difficult decisions on military policy.
Taiwan’s High Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
If parliament codifies it in the next two years, Taiwan will be a trailblazer in Asia.
Lithuania Opens Door to Gay Chechens Fleeing Persecution, While U.S. Slams It Shut
Survivors of prison camps in Russia are looking for some place to go.
Amid Rising Fundamentalism, Indonesia May Sentence Gay Men to 100 Lashes
Indonesia’s once-vaunted religious pluralism is ceding ground to sharia law.
Trump Keeps Obama’s Top Gay Rights Envoy at State Department
The move is stunning LGBT activists and is expected to anger evangelicals.