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Where's Constance? Photos of Private Prom

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

So a lot of the kids from Itawamba Agricultural High '10 seem to have gone to the same prom this weekend. The one Constance McMillen and two disabled ...

Now We're Supposed to Fret that She's Not a Mother?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Are you persuaded that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not gay, and that it should never have mattered anyway? Good, because now we can move on to her next supposed shortcoming.

Cliff Kincaid's International Gay-Bashing

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

Is AIM president Don Irvine pleased with Cliff Kincaid's hijacking of his group into a virulently anti-gay group? With no apparent effort to stop or even temper Kincaid's vitriol, one must assume so.

Beyond the Gay: Elena Kagan and What We Still Don't Get About People Who Are Single

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Elena Kagan. Her nomination to the Supreme Court has set off a cascade of intimations and accusations, reflections and critiques, that all add up to a snapshot of what it means to be single in contemporary American society.

Out and About in NY at GMHC's Savor Gala

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

The Gay Men's' Health Crisis annual gastronomic fundraiser, Savor, was held Monday night.

Asking for a Brain Drain: Virginia's AG Rescinds Protections for LGBT People on University Campuses

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

Virginia Governor green lights institutionalized homophobia.

Hate Crime Against UTexas Students Shocks City

The Daily Texan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

An alleged attack, which left two gay members of the Shady Ladies softball team battered and bruised, prompted an outcry against hate crimes in the ci...

No Gold Medal for Homophobic Olympics Coverage

Jarrett Barrios | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarrett Barrios

There is a deep and deeply troubling assumption in the minds of sports commentators that "it's a man's world" and that means gay people or those who break gender norms aren't welcome.

Ensuring Opportunity for All Americans

Rachel Laser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Laser

Although it may seem obvious that no person should be fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, in nearly 30 states across the country, a person can still be legally fired for being gay.

Voting on Equal Rights is a National Disgrace

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

With a record of 0-31 in marriage initiatives, now may be a good opportunity to review our complicity in a process that doles out or strips away basic rights by majority vote.

Obama's Big Gay Speech

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Let it be known that the GLBT community is no longer interested in being pals with the powerful or having the famous tell us we are fabulous -- unless it leads to action.

Hate Crimes, Media and Two Spirits

Gail Binkly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gail Binkly

Two Spirits is a low-key, gentle and respectful recounting of Fred Martinez's life and death. He was Navajo and he was nádleehí, a man with feminine characteristics.

President Obama and Gay Rights: Forgetting the Lessons of the Campaign

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Those presidents who are both remembered by history and re-elected have been those who stuck their necks out to fight for the rights of the vulnerable. The gay community is still waiting for Obama.

Conservatives of Convenience

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

It is my belief that outrageously hypocritical behavior demonstrated by conservative religious authorities is directly responsible for the surge in non-believers and those who shun organized religion.

Obama Uses Well-Placed Jokes, Vague Promises To Cool Off The Gays

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Farby

On Saturday night, President Barack Obama spoke at the Human Rights Campaign dinner, where he addressed all the ways he's failed to help the one community it's still OK to constitutionally neglect.

Obama Talking Out of Both Sides of His Mouth on DOMA

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

The best Obama has been able to do for gay rights is file a brief that doesn't say that legalization of gay marriage leads to pedophilia. Congratulations, Mr. President!

The Anti-Gay Violence to Come

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Tiller's death illustrates the danger posed by the violent language used by fanatics, and the aggressive tactics used against abortion providers are seeping into the anti-gay movement.

Starbucks Offers Better Same-Sex Medical Benefits Than Obama

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

A gay Starbucks barista's wife gets better medical benefits than if she was married to a female senator.

Legislating Hate: The Real Anti-Christ

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Today, the Anchorage Assembly will vote on an ordinance to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring, housing and education. Local Church leader Dr. Jerry Prevo is leading the opposition.

Almost Equal Protection: A New Legal Doctrine?

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ambroz

Today the Californian Supreme Court of CA birthed new classifications of people, the Gays & the Super-Gay; and a new legal doctrine, Almost-Equal Protection.

Gathering Storm: Miss California Trying to Redefine Traditional Breasts for the Rest of Us

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Miss California, you may find full civil equality for all Americans to be "unnatural" and not "Biblically correct," but, frankly, neither are your Jugs for Jesus and your Caps for Christ.

Jamaica: A Killer Vacation For Gays

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wayne Besen

If we do not stop the hate in the one place we can -- Jamaica -- it will continue to be open season against gays across the world.


Kate Clinton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Clinton

The same year I began my career, Pope John Paul and President Ronald Reagan began their careers. It was also the year that gay men began dying from AIDS.

Keep Religion out of Military

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Sadly, powerful military leaders are behaving more like missionaries than soldiers entrusted with fulfilling military missions.

Welcoming Schools Guide Teaches Tolerance

Ellen Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Kahn

As educational systems adopt programs like Welcoming Schools, it will impact a generation of kids who'll know it's OK that a 10-year-old boy wants to wear pink, or a classmate has two dads.