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  • October 14, 1999

    How We Ended the Cold War

    It is now ten years since the Berlin wall crumbled, but the question of how and why the cold war was concluded still lingers.

    John Tirman

  • August 19, 1999

    Living La Vida ‘Loca’

    Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique.

    George De Stefano

  • July 22, 1999

    Ex-Prom Queen Goes Home

    Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can't go home again. Alix Kates Shulman disagrees.

    Beverly Gologorsky

  • June 24, 1999

    No Protection for Gays

    There's a bill speeding its way through Congress that would shred much of the protection against discrimination provided by the dozens of local and state gay civil rights laws.

    Doug Ireland

  • June 24, 1999

    Rebuilding the Gay Movement

    When Republican Senator Al D'Amato was endorsed for re-election last November by the Human Rights Campaign--the nation's wealthiest gay civil rights lobby--the HRC's appalling decision crystalliz

    Doug Ireland

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  • June 24, 1999

    Love and Hate in Laramie

    Research assistance: Robin Reardon.

    Donna Minkowitz

  • June 24, 1999

    The Truth About Hate Crimes Laws

    For whatever reasons, it took the death of a young gay white man at the hands of two other young white men in Wyoming to bring the issue of violence aimed at lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transge

    Richard Kim

  • June 24, 1999

    Same-Sex Spouses in Canada

    On May 20, leaving its southern neighbor in the dust, Canada took a breathtaking leap forward in lesbian and gay rights.

    E.J. Graff

  • June 10, 1999

    The Officer and the Diva

    This spring, two important chapters in the surprising story of Israeli gay and lesbian politics concluded.

    Joshua Gamson

  • June 3, 1999

    Hot-Wiring High School

    The International Student Activism Alliance has been run by and for high school students since its founding in 1996. Read this report by Liza Featherstone, originally published in the June 21, 1999 issue of The Nation.

    Liza Featherstone