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Marriage equality dominates the national conversation about LGBT rights, while basic battles against job and housing discrimination are still fierce. LGBT residents of Kalamazoo, Michigan, have new protections--but just how strong will they be?

The closet persists, for Eric Massa and for countless others.

Virginia's governor repeals protection against sexual discrimination and may cut funding to Planned Parenthood.

Over fourteen decades, The Nation has criticized, supported, debated, satirized and glorified what Valentine's Day stands for: love, sex and marriage.

The Tim Tebow commercial is no departure at all for viewers of the big game.

Like the terrorist, the sex offender is a new category of human being.

Leading gay rights activist Tony Kushner explains why Obama's first year signals a bright future for LGBT issues.

The birthers, the anticommunist crazies, the "Obama as Witch Doctor" caricatures: they're all of a piece, welded to sex.

Charles Pugh's sexual orientation took a back seat to Detroit voters' concerns about the economy and unemployment.

Since California's Prop 8, gay activists of a new generation have jumped into the fray.

Blogs

Young women are fed up with being pressured to curate their appearance and, by extension, others’ potentially lecherous thoughts about them. They’re fighting back.

August 27, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

The conservative Times columnist thinks liberals should agree to restrict abortion in order to fight family inequality. He’s wrong—and he probably knows it. 

January 27, 2014

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013

If the Barnard administration takes the idea that adult women should have control over their bodies seriously, then students and RAs should be able to decide for themselves how often guests can stay over. 

November 6, 2013

Have you ever noticed how many conservatives cannot believe a sane, sincere, intelligent person could disagree with them? That's a central component of the right-wing mind.

November 6, 2013

The latter half of the sexual assault saga of Jamie Leigh Jones, KBR contractor in Iraq, complicates the familiar media narrative. 

October 24, 2013