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Bayard Rustin forged a remarkable career as a social activist. Briefly a
member of the Young Communist League, he repudiated communism but
remained a socialist throughout his life.

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In America, it is a civil institution, not a religious one.

The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

So it looks like Rick Santorum won't go the way of Trent Lott.

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?

The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department
wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through
official channels.

An antigay ballot initiative spurs some surprising political
coalitions.

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Best Buy and Target are helping fund an antigay political action committee.

August 4, 2010

California's infamous anti-gay Prop 8 has been overturned! In this recent related slideshow, The Nation looks at the status of major gay rights issues including marriage, and the obstacles activists still need to conquer in order to finally achieve equality.

August 4, 2010

Daniel Redman appears on The Nation on Grit TV to describe how the juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence and discrimination while they're inside and condones attempts to turn them straight.

July 8, 2010

Inside the battle for healthcare reform. Plus: Two must-see videos and a special honor for The Nation.

July 2, 2010

Proposition 8, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Civil Unions? Nation Senior Editor Richard Kim and writer Reihan Salam talk it all out on Bloggingheads.tv.

June 24, 2010

In a world where baby steps donate progress, even a compromise seems like a stride. Will Barack Obama come throw and give the executive order to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

May 26, 2010

This year’s 14th annual Day of Silence on April 16 brings awareness to the schoolyard harassment of LGBT students.

April 14, 2010

 Non-news led the news at the Times when Petraeus met the Armed Services Committee.

March 19, 2010

 Glenn Beck to Eric Massa: I can quit you.

March 11, 2010

New clothing rules reveal Morehouse College's disregard for the T in LGBT.

October 20, 2009