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HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Monica Lewinsky

If Monica Lewinsky were a man, she would have transcended the Clinton scandal long ago.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Yes, let’s erase stigma. But feminists, please: let’s not forget to talk about male privilege.

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Wedding ring

Research says yes. So why are conservative policy makers pushing marriage as a panacea for poverty?

With Duck Dynasty, A&E has a golden opportunity to get real.

When Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly and capitalism killed sexual liberation.

Matthew Shepard Mourners

A new book by Stephen Jimenez tells a very different story about the killing of Matthew Shepard by Aaron McKinney.

Blogs

Marriage as an institution might deserve closer scrutiny, Melissa Harris-Perry explains, but people simply making "different decisions" about their own lives deserve to be left alone.

March 7, 2011

Gay Ugandan activist David Kato was beaten to death earlier this week. Now it’s Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian whose immigration status in Britain is unresolved, with a bull's-eye on her back.

January 28, 2011

Ugandan activist David Kato was a leading voice against the country's notorious "Anti-Homosexuality Bill"—which was written with the help of three American evangelicals. Now Kato has been found murdered.

January 27, 2011

Civil rights issues will be central to the success or failure of the Obama presidency.

December 23, 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

More students coming out than ever before solidifies Penn’s gay-friendly reputation

September 27, 2010

At the urgings of a student pro-life group, UNC now gives students the choice to exclude abortion coverage from their student health insurance plans.

August 17, 2010

Tell your state legislators that the horrific violence against queer youth in prison must be addressed.

July 12, 2010