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There's a bill speeding its way through Congress that would shred much of the protection against discrimination provided by the dozens of local and state gay civil rights laws.

When Republican Senator Al D'Amato was endorsed for re-election last November by the Human Rights Campaign--the nation's wealthiest gay civil rights lobby--the HRC's appalling decision crystalliz

How will we know when women have achieved equality? Male politicians will all be bachelors.

This spring, two important chapters in the surprising story of Israeli gay and lesbian politics concluded.

Emergency contraception has the potential to revolutionize women's relationship to sex and birth control.

You're 19, single, on welfare. You breast-feed your baby because you know breast is best. When the baby fails to gain weight, your mother says not to worry, you were even smaller at that age.

In the past ten years, nationalist, communalist and religious fundamentalist social movements have surfaced all over the world, moving into the power vacuum created as local elites have been over

It's a good thing Bill and Monica held their trysts in the White House rather than just across the Potomac, in Falls Church or Arlington, Virginia.

Does it seem to you that feminism this past year was just one long gargle over the meaning of Monica? That the biggest women's issue was whether oral sex is sex?

Blogs

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

Ntozake Shange, author of the groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, explains what the Ray Rice scandal means for black feminism.

September 18, 2014

Janay Rice is being revictimized by the media.

September 16, 2014

Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.

September 15, 2014

VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.

September 12, 2014

In a speech for the ages, CBS sports broadcaster James Brown stands up to toxic masculinity.

September 12, 2014

An in-depth look at a South Carolina report on domestic violence is at the center of a national conversation. 

September 10, 2014

The league treated Rice’s abhorrent behavior as a public relations issue, not a domestic violence issue.

September 9, 2014

Advocates behind a national bus tour want to enlist young people in the fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment.

August 27, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014