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Gender and Sexuality news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 27, 2000

    California’s Knightmare

    W hen the Vermont Supreme Court ruled December 20 that denying the statutory benefits and protections of marriage to same-sex couples was discriminatory, conservatives began frothing at the mouth

    Doug Ireland

  • January 13, 2000

    Gay Teens Fight Back

    Jared Nayfack was 11 years old and living in the heart of conservative Orange County, California, when he told his best friend from school that he was gay–“and my friend then came out to me,” sa

    Doug Ireland

  • December 2, 1999

    Blowjobs and Snow Jobs

    If the sixties were the age of the war reporter and the seventies the age of the investigative reporter, then the late nineties may go down in history as the age of the blowjob reporter.

    Eric Alterman

  • November 25, 1999

    ‘Our’ Gide?

    Whenever Gide wrote or spoke about himself directly, which was not infrequently, he would insist that his wars within were to be traced to his very genes.

    Patrick Smith


  • October 28, 1999

    Anti-Choice, Anti-Child

    One of the favorite tactics of pro-lifers–especially ones who are self-described “progressives”–is to accuse abortion rights supporters of being anti-child, hyperindividualistic, unwilling to p

    Katha Pollitt

  • September 16, 1999

    Polymaritally Perverse

    I’ve always vowed I would never be one of those people–and you know who you are!–who cancel their ACLU membership in a fit of pique over a single issue.

    Katha Pollitt

  • 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