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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.

On November 3, Mainers will decide whether to keep a law that made Maine the fifth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Polls predict a nail-biting finish.

Obsessions over sex have little to do with sexual behavior and everything to do with policing.

At this past weekend's National Equality March, fury, or at least frustration, with the president trumped hope. On four key gay rights reforms, the administration's support is decidedly mixed at best.

Blogs

Young women create their own justice using social media.

July 23, 2012

An article in the Sunday Times fails to see our social and political framework in which its subjects’ life stories developed.

July 17, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012

How dress codes discriminate against women.

June 8, 2012

What’s next for the Defense of Marriage Act?

June 1, 2012

Being pregnant, I get a front-row seat to the gender-policing that happens before a baby’s even born.

May 24, 2012

Dharun Ravi's case and the story of Tyler Clementi highlight how far American society has yet to go.

May 22, 2012

Many Americans think the president came out for gay marriage for political motivations. That could be a good thing.

May 15, 2012

There’s a growing trend of criminalizing rape survivors in order to guarantee their testimonies at trial.

May 15, 2012

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