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Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox

The transgender actress talks about trans representation in pop culture, social justice, and why "trans women supporting each other is revolutionary."

Christine Quinn

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says Anthony Weiner’s sexual behavior inspires disgust. In another era, hers would have too.

Everyone knows marriage is gendered. But divorce is where cultural stereotypes become law.

That’s right, the evangelist's crusade against depravity took him straight to New York City porn parlors. It looks like he studied their products closely.

Steubenville High School

Straight culture teaches its children that sex is either of the jungle or the picket fence.

SlutWalk protest

Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Here's how to empower men and women to change the status quo.

Zero Dark Thirty

The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.

CIA headquarters

If the director of the CIA and a Reserve intelligence officer can’t even conduct a decent affair, what does that say about the institution that groomed them?

Naomi Wolf

In her loopy new book, the celebrity feminist acknowledges that every woman is sexually unique, but then she argues that they're all the same—i.e., just like her.

Even though there's plenty to be proud of after this year's Pride weekend, there's still a long way to go for the LGBTQ movement.

Blogs

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

How much of an impact will gay donors have in the upcoming presidential election?

May 14, 2012

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

May 7, 2012

Republican opposition to the Violence Against Women Act demonstrates the power and importance including the most marginalized.

April 27, 2012

Recent commentary demonstrates why Rick Santorum’s backward sexual politics are so appealing to Republicans.

February 20, 2012

Had I been married, to Newt, I would have been more than happy to let other women have him.

January 19, 2012

Faith, morality and “family values” are back now that the Republican primary has moved south. 

January 19, 2012

The media love reporting on year-to-year fluctations in the American teen birth rate. Less attention is paid to the fact that teen pregnancy is exponentially more common in the United States than in other developed world nations.

November 18, 2011

New York City’s new sex ed curriculum is based on real evidence: very young teens are having sex, and need to know how to stay safe.

October 26, 2011

Over a thousand feminists gathered at SlutWalk NYC on Saturday to protest victim-blaming. Will the world get the message?

October 3, 2011