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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Macho men only: no space for femininity in Jordan’s LGBT+ community

‘Just manly men’. ‘Guys that hit the gym’. ‘Straight-acting only’. ‘No fems’. The message for gay and bi men browsing through dating apps in Jordan is clear: masculinity is in, femininity is out.

Legal recognition of transgender people in Turkey: will the court seize the historic opportunity?

A couple of months ago, a local court judge in Edirne filed a plea to the Court of Constitution of Turkey to revoke the compulsory sterilization requirement for the recognition of transgender people.

Inside the Texas megachurch where 90 percent of worshipers are LGBT

There are hundreds of LGBT-friendly churches in the USA—and many are in conservative cities where you'd least expect them. 

Fear and discomfort dressed up as love? The new anti-gay Mormon policy on marriage.

Change often comes through conflict, and looking back through history these changes are overwhelmingly positive: a response to Jacob Hess.

Are Mormons villains, or just people with a different story about their identity?

The Church has declined to accept same-sex couples and their children as full members. What’s going on? Mette Ivie Harrison responds here.

Why we need radical love to create change

Living on an isolated island with my dog, it was a departure to find myself with 4,000 other LGBTQ people at the Creating Change conference. From Laverne Cox's opening speech to my yoga workshop, I learned that love is central to queer liberation.

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