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Daniel Redman joins The Nation on Grit TV to describe how the brutal and dysfunctional juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence and discrimination while they're inside and to this day condones attempts to turn them straight.

Proposition 8, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Civil Unions? Nation Senior Editor Richard Kim and writer Reihan Salam talk it all out on Bloggingheads.tv.

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.

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