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Christine Quinn

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

After the defeat of DOMA, the LGBTQ movement needs to push beyond marriage equality.

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Everyone knows marriage is gendered. But divorce is where cultural stereotypes become law.

Feminist army in texas

By refusing to give up on a done deal, Texas feminists showed us what the future of pro-choice activism looks like.

Baby bottle

I leaned out when I should have leaned in. But the problem is about much more than individual women’s choices.

FEMEN activists

Where the group was born, in Ukraine, its naked protests made more sense—but in the Muslim world, the message is getting lost in translation.

Blogs

The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

The Obama administration appeals an injunction blocking "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Gay and lesbian Republicans object. The Republicans—at least these Republicans—are right. Updated with ACLU and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force reaction.

October 18, 2010

Brett Favre is facing suspension for sending lewd photos to a team employee. The NFL won't look kindly at the future Hall of Famer for his actions because they have their eyes on the prize.

October 13, 2010

The Nation's Richard Kim speaks with the hosts of Democracy Now! about the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, America's culture of homophobia and how politicians continue to fan the flames of hate.

October 13, 2010

The Log Cabin Republicans triumph in a lawsuit that could end DADT—unless the Obama administration appeals the ruling.

October 13, 2010

The Nation's Betsy Reed and Esquire's Tom Junod debate the appeal of female Republican candidates—and whether the conserva-femmes are actually good for women.

October 13, 2010

Faced with a rash of gay teen suicides, liberal America is taking the easy way out—focusing on teenage bullies and calling for zealous criminal prosecution.

October 6, 2010

Betsy Reed and Rebecca Traister talk about the rise of conservative women in the 2010 elections.

October 5, 2010

In his unrelenting online attacks on the University of Michigan's first openly gay president, assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell feeds America's culture of violent homophobia.

October 5, 2010

With more men than women supporting Sarah Palin, who really benefits from the GOP's 'Year of The Conservative Woman'?

October 1, 2010