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To describe the election results of November 2 as a setback for LGBT rights is an understatement.

Reservists mutiny in Iraq, old people keel over standing in line for flu shots and all sorts of cats leap out of Bush's bag of secrets: According to Ron Suskind's revelatory New York Times Mag

Mary Cheney has devoted her entire career to providing cover for lesbian-hating organizations.

Being a gay or lesbian Republican isn't easy. Social conservatives condemn your "homosexual lifestyle," while your friends (and lovers) on the left see you as part of the antigay problem.

How Jim McGreevey perfected the art of swimming in the mainstream.

Bush keeps claiming to represent "normal" Americans at the expense of "the other."

To wed is to lose one's precious distance from conformity.

The religious right's sense of siege is fueling a resurgence.

Gay nuptials combine pomp and protest.

Blogs

In a nation where it’s easy to despair of suffusing reaction all around us, some had the guts to tell the heartland to be free.

January 18, 2013

Good for her, better for us.

January 15, 2013

A year ago, the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” was a great step for LGB rights, but it did not nearly go far enough.

September 26, 2012

Since when did giving millions of dollars to already wealthy corporations become a protest?

August 4, 2012

A literary lion who ran for Congress and the Senate, Vidal was a displaced American founder in the tradition of Shays’ Rebellion. 

August 1, 2012

A company that supports hate runs the risk of being told that it’s not welcome.

July 31, 2012

Why are some liberals misrepresenting the debate and claiming corporations have First Amendment rights?

July 30, 2012

Was Sally Ride’s choice to stay private about sexual orientation a personal one? In a country increasingly fractured on equality, the personal unfortunately remains political.

July 25, 2012

Can activists gathering in Washington, DC, for the International AIDS Conference get Obama and the world to listen?

July 18, 2012

From marriage to the military, LGBTQ people have won acceptance. Now can we tackle the unacceptable levels of fear, poverty and shame that pervade our society?

June 25, 2012