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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should send a strong message: whatever Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was trying to do the night he was accused of rape, it's not a game.

As Obama seeks to bring empathy and real-world experience to the Supreme Court, he should consider nominating an openly gay advocate for gay rights.

Marriage equality dominates the national conversation about LGBT rights, while basic battles against job and housing discrimination are still fierce. LGBT residents of Kalamazoo, Michigan, have new protections--but just how strong will they be?

The closet persists, for Eric Massa and for countless others.

Virginia's governor repeals protection against sexual discrimination and may cut funding to Planned Parenthood.

Over fourteen decades, The Nation has criticized, supported, debated, satirized and glorified what Valentine's Day stands for: love, sex and marriage.

The Tim Tebow commercial is no departure at all for viewers of the big game.

Like the terrorist, the sex offender is a new category of human being.

Leading gay rights activist Tony Kushner explains why Obama's first year signals a bright future for LGBT issues.

The birthers, the anticommunist crazies, the "Obama as Witch Doctor" caricatures: they're all of a piece, welded to sex.

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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