China’s LGBT Youth Face Lots of Bullying, Little Acceptance

China’s LGBT Youth Face Lots of Bullying, Little Acceptance


From primary school to university, students harassed for their sexual orientation or gender identity find little support.

Salzburg Global LGBT Forum joins Finnish independence celebrations in discussion on “Home”

Salzburg Global LGBT Forum joins Finnish independence celebrations in discussion on “Home”


Finnish Institute in Berlin invites Klaus Mueller, founder and chair of Salzburg Global LGBT Forum, to speak on the role of “home” for the LGBT community and the artwork of “Tom of Finland”

US travel ban leaves LGBT refugees in limbo

US travel ban leaves LGBT refugees in limbo


Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender refugees have found themselves in limbo after US President Donald Trump's executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

Indonesian Women's March: When women and LGBT people unite

Indonesian Women's March: When women and LGBT people unite


As I talked to a transgender woman activist I began to notice the importance of exploring the relations between LGBT activisms and womens movements in Indonesia.

Documenting the violence facing Turkey's trans community

Documenting the violence facing Turkey's trans community


From the banning of Pride celebrations to trans women being murdered in the streets, LGBT resistance and visibility has never been so important in Turkey.

Kasha Nabagesera: The face of Uganda's LGBT movement

Kasha Nabagesera: The face of Uganda's LGBT movement


Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is not only incredibly open about her sexuality, but she's also spent her life fighting for the rights of Africa's LGBT community.

LGBT change heroes 2017: breaking through from oppression

LGBT change heroes 2017: breaking through from oppression


We asked for nominations of LGBT rights activists who are having a positive influence all over the world and were overwhelmed by the response

Being gay in Latin America: Legal but deadly

Being gay in Latin America: Legal but deadly


Latin America has the highest rates of violence against the LGBT community, but it also has some of the most progressive laws for LGBT equality and protection.

On the run from persecution: how Kenya became a haven for LGBT refugees

On the run from persecution: how Kenya became a haven for LGBT refugees


For people fleeing harsh legislation in their own countries, Kenya is offering sanctuary and the chance to live life free from fear

Youth Activist Daryl Yang: Politics Not The Only Answer To Singapore LGBT Progress

Youth Activist Daryl Yang: Politics Not The Only Answer To Singapore LGBT Progress


The power of the youth to volunteer and stand together will push LGBT progress forward, Daryl says.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

Youth activist Daryl Yang, 23, has been holding the fort at the helm of youth activism especially in the Singapore LGBT community this past year, as outgoing coordinator of The G Spot, a student group from Yale-NUS College concerned with issues surrounding gender and sexuality. As he passes on the baton to new coordinators Paul Jerusalem and Guadalupe Lazaro, Daryl said to Popspoken that he learnt that while being in The G Spot, the power of organising people for collective action is a major tool that can move LGBTQ equality forward in Singapore beyond the repealing of the anti-gay Section 377A law.

How a Slain Street Vendor Became a Brazilian Hero for LGBTQ and Homeless Communities

How a Slain Street Vendor Became a Brazilian Hero for LGBTQ and Homeless Communities


The death of a street vendor would normally go unnoticed in Brazil. But Luiz Carlos Ruas was exceptional, both in the way he lived and died.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Ruas, 54, was violently beaten to death on Christmas Day while trying to defend a black transgender woman and a gay homeless man from attack in a metro station. Security footage of the incident has been widely circulated on Brazilian media, searing the awful images into everyone’s memories.

Where to go on World AIDS Day in New Orleans

Where to go on World AIDS Day in New Orleans


Take a moment in your day to visit one of several important LGBT sites throughout the city. From the Bywater to the French Quarter, here are 5 highlights.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss These Top Spanish Gay Prides

Why You Shouldn’t Miss These Top Spanish Gay Prides


Spain boasts some of the biggest and best gay pride events in Europe. Check out these top Spanish prides that are totally worth adding to your bucket list.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

The reasons to #VisitGaySpain like 'food & wine, music & passion' reach another whole new level when #GayPride season comes along. Now imagine what happens when #WorldPride shows up in #GayMadrid! #ILoveGaySpain #GaySpain