Debbie Hayton Debbie Hayton is a high school teacher and trade union officer. She teaches science to 11-18-year-olds at a school in central England. As a transgender person, she has written extensively about what it means to be trans and how trans people can be included in society without compromising […]

A lot of people are saying this year’s midterm election is the most crucial of our lifetime. It may well be, given the need to elect officials who will fight Donald Trump’s loathsome agenda. But another midterm election, 40 years ago, was one of the most crucial as well, at […]

Trucks with huge banners have made their way through the streets of Shanghai and Nanjing, with more protests to follow. ‘Clinic’ offering therapy to ‘turn straight people gay’ also opens in Shenzhen Phoebe Zhang   On a hazy day this week, a convoy of three white trucks is making its […]

High HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men around the world is evidence that prevention strategies are failing to reach this group. Reports from 20 countries in 2009 and 2013 show that the percentage of men who have sex with men reached by HIV prevention programmes fell from […]

Some are college students, others are drug-addicted, others are abandoned boys without parents from the children’s homes and juvenile “diagnostic centers”. Some want nothing more from life than luxury and will do anything to get it, no matter how extreme. What do male prostitutes in the Czech Republic – be […]

Today we start a series of ten articles examining the relationship between homosexuality and the forces of history that have shaped the way various Asian countries now regard sexual relationships between men Japan – Rampant Amputations and The Rising Sun Sex! Yes, we all think about it. My problem is […]

Words by Matthew Hodson | @Matthew_Hodson |    Photo: © Flickr.com/Nathan Ruper Let’s talk about PrEP. Or, let’s talk about how HIV treatment prevents the virus being passed on to sexual partners. When our virus is undetectable it is untransferable (U=U). How long do we go down either conversational road before someone starts talking […]

by Kathy Belge What causes homosexuality? There has been much debate about what causes homosexuality. Is there a gay gene? Is homosexuality caused by environmental factors, such as upbringing, child molestation, an absent mother or affectionate father? Or is it something we’re born with, an inherited trait, like skin or […]

Chris Tompkins says answer honestly if young kids ask about relationships A gay teacher and uncle is finding internet fame with an inspiring Tedx talk. In it, Southern California educator Chris Tompkins explains in 15 minutes the importance of talking to young kids about LGBT issues. The reason? Because staying […]

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