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Gender and Sexuality news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 30, 2007

    Welcome, Baby Cheney

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

    Robert Scheer

  • May 16, 2007

    Misjudging Women

    In Gonzalez v. Carhart, Justice Anthony Kennedy has utterly changed the course of abortion jurisprudence.

    Jessica Arons

  • April 26, 2007

    Regrets Only

    The Supreme Court’s recent antichoice decision shows how deeply disinformation has seeped into the abortion debate.

    Katha Pollitt

  • April 18, 2007

    Curbing Abortion Rights

    Newcomer Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito showed their true stripes by supporting a landmark late-term abortion ban.

    Karen Houppert

  • April 4, 2007

    John Amaechi’s Timeout

    The openly gay former NBA star speaks eloquently against homophobia, the war in Iraq and racism.

    Dave Zirin


  • April 3, 2007

    ACT UP’s New Urgency

    Twenty years after its founding, the AIDS activist group is expanding its mission to universal healthcare.

    Emily Douglas

  • March 22, 2007

    ACT UP at 20

    The audacious and visionary organization has been a beacon for gay/lesbian rights and healthcare reform.

    The Editors

  • February 15, 2007

    Out of the Closet and Onto the Court

    Former NBA player John Amaechi’s admission that he is gay exposed the league’s compassion and bigotry.

    Dave Zirin

  • January 30, 2007

    Beyond Marriage: Love and the Law

    Pressure is building to expand the legal definition of family beyond the boundaries of gay or straight marriage.

    Beccah Golubock Watson

  • November 9, 2006

    A Win for Women

    Thanks to a thoughtful grassroots campaign, voters in South Dakota rejected a draconian abortion ban.

    Liza Featherstone