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What the Affordable Care Act Means for Transgender People

The healthcare law ushers in a new reality for transgender people, long subjected to outrageous discrimination and disrespect by medical providers.

Sgt. Luis Walker was sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Now will Congress investigate?

Lackland Air Force Base

Twelve of the base's instructors have been accused of sexual assault, with thirty-one female trainees identified as victims.

Obamacare(s) for Women

The Affordable Care Act extends coverage to almost 14 million women. Ladies, give the president a hand.

Even though there's plenty to be proud of after this year's Pride weekend, there's still a long way to go for the LGBTQ movement.

Obama bends over backwards to accommodate faith groups. It’s time for Democrats to champion separation of church and state instead.

The fact that United Nations has long ceased to play the protective role assigned to it throws its ability to truly advocate for LGBT rights into question. 

When it comes to the distant past, there’s a lot we don’t know about what occurred sexually.

Why is the Vatican cracking down on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious? 

Barack Obama

The president’s endorsement of same-sex marriage is a testament to the generations of activists who waged a brave and often lonely battle for gay rights.

Blogs

Whoever takes the helm at NARAL have to face intractable political realities. But will she also seek to develop for the movement a vision of what should be, not just what is?

May 11, 2012

Eric reviews the Beach Boys, and Reed assesses the media's reaction to Obama's same-sex marraige “evolution.”

May 10, 2012

President Obama may be the first president to endorse same-sex marriage, but we still have a long way to go before the Defense of Marriage Act and statewide bans are repealed.

May 10, 2012

For all our talk about the multiracialism of the millennial generation, the lack of interracial social connections is more than a coincidence.

May 10, 2012

Republicans and conservatives are making contradictory arguments in response to President Obama’s announcement that he supports marriage equality. 

May 9, 2012

While President Obama’s announcement is a welcome change, it stops short in significant ways of what’s really needed.

May 9, 2012

The real problem with the Hollywood obsession with the celebrity baby bump is not what it shows but rather what it hides.

May 8, 2012

How the Beastie Boys brought hope to female hip hop fans.

May 8, 2012

For years, male Democrats have credited their wives with moving them to the left on gay marriage.

May 7, 2012

Joe Biden’s confusing statement ratchets up speculation that Obama will evolve into a full supporter of same-sex marriage. What’s wrong with this picture?

May 7, 2012