LGBT history

Volunteers waiting for refugees from Ukraine stand at information desks at the main train station in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. 

Ukraine’s LGBTQ community finds refuge in Berlin


At least 10 Berlin organizations are working together to provide new arrivals with information on where to access LGBTQ-friendly accommodation, legal advice and health care. 

Several people surrounded by rainbow flags in a crowd cheer together in a parade and two people in front take a selfie

Bars for queer and transgender women are disappearing worldwide. Will they survive the pandemic?

Sarah McBride, then a candidate for Delaware state senate, speaks during an event that announced her endorsement by the Human Rights Campaign in Wilmington, Delaware, Aug. 25, 2019.

LGBTQ candidates won US elections in droves this week. Their momentum crosses borders.

A neon sign saying "The Stonewall Inn" shines out a window.

Since Stonewall, LGBTQ advocates ‘don’t have to build everything from scratch’

Latin America

Court: Latin American countries should legalize same-sex marriage

Global Politics
A supporter of the 'Yes' vote for marriage equality wears a shirt as he celebrates

Australians celebrates same-sex marriage legalization

Global Politics

Lawmakers, who had cast aside a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples, waved rainbow flags and embraced on the floor of the chamber, after the overwhelming vote in favour of the bill.

LGBT flag

Gay rights is getting caught up in the geopolitics of eastern Europe

Global Politics

Gay rights may seem to be primarily an issue touching on culture and justice. But in eastern Europe, laws banning gay activities are part of the political tug-of-war between the EU and Russia.

Gay softball controversy

Global Politics

Controversy surrounds the 2008 Gay Softball World Series — the winning team may have used too many straight players.

Indian-American Author Manil Suri Says Supreme Court Rulings Will Carry Moral Weight Globally

Conflict & Justice

Manil Suri thinks the Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act will carry moral weight with countries around the world. He talks with anchor Carol Hills about what it was like to grow-up gay in India.

Civil Rights, the Courts, and Public Opinion: The Case of Gay Marriage

In the 1930s, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, with Thurgood Marshall at the helm, pioneered civil rights litigation tactics, strategies that eventually led to the Supreme Court declaring school segregation unconstitutional in the 1954 landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. Marshall’s success story set a precedent that other disadvantaged groups, including the […]