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.
New Year, New Possibly Discriminatory HIV Registry in Russia
In a country in which HIV and homosexuality are stigmatized, the registry might be more sickness than cure.
Britain Will Pardon 65,000 Gay Men in Law Named for Famous Mathematician
Not all of them think a pardon is enough.
Indonesia’s President Believes Chemical Castration Will Stop Pedophilia
The Indonesian president has defended his suggestion that sex offenders be castrated.
Indonesian President’s Office: We Give Our Citizens Educations and ID Cards, Not LGBT Rights.
Indonesia's government has increased its aggression toward gay communities, and now says they have no space for them.
How Gay Rights Advance Democracy in the Middle East
LGBT activists are in the vanguard of the struggle against the region’s dictators and theocrats.
‘Carnal Intercourse Against the Order of Nature’ Is Still Illegal in India
The country's top court declined to revisit a law that targets gay sex — the latest setback for the subcontinent’s LGBT community and its struggle for equality.