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Parvez Sharma's new documentary chronicles the experiences of gay and lesbian Muslims in seven countries, as they struggle to align their sexuality with their religion.

As a gay rights bill moved through Congress, some prominent Democrats tried to exclude protections for transgenders. The LGBT community revolted.

The shaming and resignation of Senator Larry Craig proves that if you're going to be a hypocrite in American politics, it pays to be a straight hypocrite.

What do the Democratic presidential candidates talk about when they talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues?

Chastity advocates: Lay off the adolescents and concentrate on the vast numbers of middle-aged and elderly who aren't getting any. Make them feel good about their lifestyle choice!

Wendy Shalit's new book pits "good girls" against "girls gone wild." But where's the middle ground?

Now that Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter has presented him with a grandson, maybe it's time for Grandpa to join PFLAG.

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.

Blogs

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

Laws requiring teens to tell their parents they’re having an abortion are a problem everywhere they exist, but Alabama’s represents a new low.

October 9, 2014

Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

September 29, 2014

Young women are fed up with being pressured to curate their appearance and, by extension, others’ potentially lecherous thoughts about them. They’re fighting back.

August 27, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 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

The conservative Times columnist thinks liberals should agree to restrict abortion in order to fight family inequality. He’s wrong—and he probably knows it. 

January 27, 2014

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013