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The openly gay former NBA star speaks eloquently against homophobia, the war in Iraq and racism.

Twenty years after its founding, the AIDS activist group is expanding its mission to universal healthcare.

The audacious and visionary organization has been a beacon for gay/lesbian rights and healthcare reform.

Former NBA player John Amaechi's admission that he is gay exposed the league's compassion and bigotry.

Pressure is building to expand the legal definition of family beyond the boundaries of gay or straight marriage.

The homophobic values vote took a body blow in the midterm elections, helped along by hypocrisy in high places.

How will the GOP woo back values voters after the Foley scandal? How
about a purge of gay Republicans in Congress? That's the Rev. Don
Wildmon's idea.

Organizers had hoped the second World Pride conference in Jerusalem would challenge religious bias against gays. But the unfolding war in Lebanon got in the way.

The only thing more absurd than the wedding gift the British government just gave Katha Pollitt is the fact that our government denies gays such benefits.

Socially conservative black churches may be ripe for exploitation by
the Christian right on gay marriage. But that's only part of the story.

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An ad that embraces same-sex marriage signals the change in our politics.

September 9, 2014

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player with a chance of making an NFL team, now finds himself on the outside looking in.

September 2, 2014

Pride month begins in Washington Square Park with the continued legacy of the LGBT Rally for the Homeless.

June 13, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014

A brilliant author who organized with Dr. King and served on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

May 28, 2014

The journalist and activist talks about his new film, Documented: A Film by an Undocumented Immigrant.

May 1, 2014

Southern organizers have tips on how the LGBT group can make its foray into the region work. HRC responds: “We got this.”

May 1, 2014

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