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Cuban Gay Rights Parade

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

LGBT Flag

The religious exemption in the current version of ENDA would enshrine the idea that LGBT equality is incompatible with the free exercise of religion.

If it’s all about handing out gold stars or scarlet letters to CEOs and celebrities, then I’ll pass.

Conservatives are suddenly very unhappy to see moral judgments about sex and families invading the corporate realm.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

LGBT rights march

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

A wave of anti-gay laws have brought Russia’s LGBT movement into the international spotlight, but activists are divided over strategies, including proposed boycotts.

Blogs

In a nation where it’s easy to despair of suffusing reaction all around us, some had the guts to tell the heartland to be free.

January 18, 2013

Good for her, better for us.

January 15, 2013

A year ago, the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” was a great step for LGB rights, but it did not nearly go far enough.

September 26, 2012

Since when did giving millions of dollars to already wealthy corporations become a protest?

August 4, 2012

A literary lion who ran for Congress and the Senate, Vidal was a displaced American founder in the tradition of Shays’ Rebellion. 

August 1, 2012

A company that supports hate runs the risk of being told that it’s not welcome.

July 31, 2012

Why are some liberals misrepresenting the debate and claiming corporations have First Amendment rights?

July 30, 2012

Was Sally Ride’s choice to stay private about sexual orientation a personal one? In a country increasingly fractured on equality, the personal unfortunately remains political.

July 25, 2012

Can activists gathering in Washington, DC, for the International AIDS Conference get Obama and the world to listen?

July 18, 2012

From marriage to the military, LGBTQ people have won acceptance. Now can we tackle the unacceptable levels of fear, poverty and shame that pervade our society?

June 25, 2012