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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.

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.

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Memphis leads the nation in sexually transmitted infections, but its schools do little to keep students safe.

May 15, 2015

At least six transgender women have been killed in the United States since January. A new partnership wants to help stem the tide of violence.

February 19, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

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