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Congressman Anthony Weiner says he'll resign, the latest politician brought down by haters and shamers like Andrew Breitbart and a national media that has the sexual maturity of a 7th grader.

What do the recent attacks on the Smithsonian and other art institutions mean for the future of the art world and the freedom of expression?

When the lines between fantasy, desire, action and intent have been so blurred, the thought itself becomes the crime.

Pope John Paul II

The pope failed to take decisive action in response to clear evidence of a criminal underground in the priesthood.

Remembering the icon, a pro at sex and survival.

Marriage as an institution might deserve closer scrutiny, Melissa Harris-Perry explains, but people simply making "different decisions" about their own lives deserve to be left alone.

Earlier this week, Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration will no longer defend DOMA. But the bigger news is that the Justice Department says that gays and lesbians deserve stronger constitutional protections.

Sometimes the censor is art’s best friend.

The Family, the secretive organization of evangelicals tied to extremist anti-gay legislation in Uganda, is refusing to pressure Ugandan lawmakers to drop the bill.

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Gay Ugandan activist David Kato was beaten to death earlier this week. Now it’s Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian whose immigration status in Britain is unresolved, with a bull's-eye on her back.

January 28, 2011

Ugandan activist David Kato was a leading voice against the country's notorious "Anti-Homosexuality Bill"—which was written with the help of three American evangelicals. Now Kato has been found murdered.

January 27, 2011

Civil rights issues will be central to the success or failure of the Obama presidency.

December 23, 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

The Log Cabin Republicans triumph in a lawsuit that could end DADT—unless the Obama administration appeals the ruling.

October 13, 2010

More students coming out than ever before solidifies Penn’s gay-friendly reputation

September 27, 2010

At the urgings of a student pro-life group, UNC now gives students the choice to exclude abortion coverage from their student health insurance plans.

August 17, 2010

Tell your state legislators that the horrific violence against queer youth in prison must be addressed.

July 12, 2010

A court ruling rejects the Defense of Marriage Act as an affront to the Constitution. Now the question is whether the president and his justice department will defend a bad law.

July 9, 2010