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The latest political sex scandal isn't a scandal at all but a circumstance as old and common as time.

The Nation's Richard Kim participates in a panel discussion on the role of LGBT politics within the progressive movement.

Nation contributor Lisa Duggan reflects on the state of the gay rights movement, forty years after Stonewall.

Since Obama traced his dazzling arc to the presidency, his stance on gay rights has become murkier, and more Clintonian.

In the nation's reddest state, Salt Lake City queers are making big love.

It might sound milder, and appear hipper, but it traffics in the same old sexism.

The Nation's Richard Kim joins a panel discussion on the impact of Prop 8 in California being upheld and more.

A rash of teen "sexting" has turned educators and law enforcement officials into instant oglers, hunting for crimes where none are intended.

Alicia Silverstone, Lance Bass and several other stars join forces to spoof the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage ad.

The (totally straight) Colbert Coalition has formed to oppose same-sex marriage--and make a commercial about it.

Blogs

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

How much of an impact will gay donors have in the upcoming presidential election?

May 14, 2012

For years, male Democrats have credited their wives with moving them to the left on gay marriage.

May 7, 2012

Republican opposition to the Violence Against Women Act demonstrates the power and importance including the most marginalized.

April 27, 2012

Recent commentary demonstrates why Rick Santorum’s backward sexual politics are so appealing to Republicans.

February 20, 2012

Had I been married, to Newt, I would have been more than happy to let other women have him.

January 19, 2012

Faith, morality and “family values” are back now that the Republican primary has moved south. 

January 19, 2012

The media love reporting on year-to-year fluctations in the American teen birth rate. Less attention is paid to the fact that teen pregnancy is exponentially more common in the United States than in other developed world nations.

November 18, 2011

New York City’s new sex ed curriculum is based on real evidence: very young teens are having sex, and need to know how to stay safe.

October 26, 2011