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

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

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.

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.

A grassroots group for LGBT activism, born at last weekend's National Equality March, plans to push Obama harder than established gay rights groups will.

Some National Football League players appear to be turning over a new leaf when it comes to gay rights, but a history of homophobia still haunts the sport.

The Nation's Richard Kim and others discuss the admittedly provocative antics of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest creation.

Blogs

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

February 27, 2014

Nation contributing writer Ari Berman discusses the neccesity of coalition building for the contemporary civil rights movement on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show.

February 25, 2014

A rally for the young trans woman who was murdered in Harlem hoped to shed light on the world trans people navigate, full of hate and violence.

February 3, 2014

We’ve supported boycotts before, but this time engagement is the way to go.

January 18, 2014

The transgender woman and activist served nineteen months of a forty-one-month sentence.

January 13, 2014

Last year it was Gabrielle Douglas. Who is The Nation magazine sports editor’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2013?

December 11, 2013

Message of support to LGBTQ youth are a beautiful sign of solidarity, but alone they are inadequate to deal with the depth and scale of the crisis at hand.

November 20, 2013

The future is still very uncertain for the first openly gay NBA player.

October 30, 2013

Protesters are calling for a global response to Russia's odious anti-LGBT laws, but a strategic response is needed. 

August 27, 2013

Morbid thoughts from the sex-advice columnist and founder of It Gets Better.

August 8, 2013