Her singing is meh, and the dancing’s not much better. But ask almost anyone — Britney Spears is a gay icon. What draws us to her, and why can’t we just leave Britney alone?
The city that was once the deadly AIDS epicenter of the world is now striving to be AIDS-free. What does that mean, and why is San Francisco poised to achieve this goal the way no other American city could?
Life for gays and lesbians in Russia is clandestine and convoluted. But the country is inscrutable to the West, so it may be impossible to seek civil rights advances like anything we’d imagine. Photographs by Davide Monteleone