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The openly gay former NBA star speaks eloquently against homophobia, the war in Iraq and racism.

Twenty years after its founding, the AIDS activist group is expanding its mission to universal healthcare.

The audacious and visionary organization has been a beacon for gay/lesbian rights and healthcare reform.

Former NBA player John Amaechi's admission that he is gay exposed the league's compassion and bigotry.

Pressure is building to expand the legal definition of family beyond the boundaries of gay or straight marriage.

The homophobic values vote took a body blow in the midterm elections, helped along by hypocrisy in high places.

How will the GOP woo back values voters after the Foley scandal? How
about a purge of gay Republicans in Congress? That's the Rev. Don
Wildmon's idea.

Organizers had hoped the second World Pride conference in Jerusalem would challenge religious bias against gays. But the unfolding war in Lebanon got in the way.

The only thing more absurd than the wedding gift the British government just gave Katha Pollitt is the fact that our government denies gays such benefits.

Socially conservative black churches may be ripe for exploitation by
the Christian right on gay marriage. But that's only part of the story.

Blogs

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

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

May 7, 2012

Eric takes on the Washington Post, Reed Richardson dives into the Proposition 8 marriage equality battle, and the mail.

May 5, 2011

Three printing companies have refused to publish the spring edition of an LGBT magazine at Kent State University, citing concerns over its images and language.

April 28, 2011

After a two-decade campaign, LGBT groups and their allies celebrate the removal of the last major hurdle to ending discrimination against gays and lesbians in the military.

December 18, 2010

House votes 250-175 to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Log Cabin Republicans tell Senate Republicans, it's time to stop stalling and let ready-and-able patriotic Americans serve in military.

December 16, 2010

A DoD study group has determined that repealing the policy will not damage the military.

November 30, 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

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

In a campus chalking campaign Monday, students fight against LGBT suicides

October 4, 2010