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Thanks to the fear tactics advocated by the Bush Administration and abetted by many health activists, gay and bisexual men have been engaged in a one-sided conversation about safe sex--all death and no life. Isn't a sex-positive approach more realistic?

From Brokeback Mountain's closeted cowboys to King Kong's
embrace of Anne Darrow, Hollywood has queered cherished icons of
masculinity. But the two films paint a bleak picture: Love that falls
outside the norm must struggle to be something more than
self-destructive.

WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes has just come out of the closet. But why
didn't anyone care?

An international furor over the hanging of "two gay teenagers" in Iran.

By engaging the marriage debate only in terms of "gay rights," progressives have put themselves in a losing position.

The pope has minimized priests' crimes while wagging a finger at gays.

An NYU law student asks a Supreme Court Justice, "Do you sodomize your wife?"

Though Mike must do what he thinks right,
A lot of us think it's a pity,
Since we were hoping SpongeBob might
Decide to marry in the city.

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What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

For years, male Democrats have credited their wives with moving them to the left on gay marriage.

May 7, 2012

Eric takes on the Washington Post, Reed Richardson dives into the Proposition 8 marriage equality battle, and the mail.

May 5, 2011

Three printing companies have refused to publish the spring edition of an LGBT magazine at Kent State University, citing concerns over its images and language.

April 28, 2011

After a two-decade campaign, LGBT groups and their allies celebrate the removal of the last major hurdle to ending discrimination against gays and lesbians in the military.

December 18, 2010

House votes 250-175 to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Log Cabin Republicans tell Senate Republicans, it's time to stop stalling and let ready-and-able patriotic Americans serve in military.

December 16, 2010

A DoD study group has determined that repealing the policy will not damage the military.

November 30, 2010

The Nation's Richard Kim speaks with the hosts of Democracy Now! about the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, America's culture of homophobia and how politicians continue to fan the flames of hate.

October 13, 2010

In his unrelenting online attacks on the University of Michigan's first openly gay president, assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell feeds America's culture of violent homophobia.

October 5, 2010

In a campus chalking campaign Monday, students fight against LGBT suicides

October 4, 2010