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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.

Thanks to the fear tactics advocated by the Bush Administration and abetted by many health activists, gay and bisexual men have been engaged in a one-sided conversation about safe sex--all death and no life. Isn't a sex-positive approach more realistic?

From Brokeback Mountain's closeted cowboys to King Kong's
embrace of Anne Darrow, Hollywood has queered cherished icons of
masculinity. But the two films paint a bleak picture: Love that falls
outside the norm must struggle to be something more than
self-destructive.

WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes has just come out of the closet. But why
didn't anyone care?

An international furor over the hanging of "two gay teenagers" in Iran.

Blogs

Pressed by GOP mayor and state’s largest paper, governor moves to rework law condemned by LGBT groups.

March 31, 2015

At least six transgender women have been killed in the United States since January. A new partnership wants to help stem the tide of violence.

February 19, 2015

The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals the homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the region.

October 29, 2014

Marriage licenses will be issued immediately after the Court declined to hear challenges.

October 6, 2014

An ad that embraces same-sex marriage signals the change in our politics.

September 9, 2014

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player with a chance of making an NFL team, now finds himself on the outside looking in.

September 2, 2014

Pride month begins in Washington Square Park with the continued legacy of the LGBT Rally for the Homeless.

June 13, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014

A brilliant author who organized with Dr. King and served on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

May 28, 2014

The journalist and activist talks about his new film, Documented: A Film by an Undocumented Immigrant.

May 1, 2014