Gay Rights

Eight Horrific and Uplifting Stories About Being Gay in the New Russia
August 14, 2013

Eight horrific and uplifting stories about being gay in the new Russia.

How Could Two Puppets Provoke Such Rage?
June 28, 2013

Magazine covers—if I may risk journo-splaining here—are meant to be provocative. That is, they’re meant to provoke you to pick up the magazine while browsing at, say, Hudson News. Once you do so, it’s all over.

No Gays Left Behind
The LGBT movement has a much longer road ahead than it seems
June 28, 2013

For those who don’t follow every twist and turn of the gay rights battle, the Supreme Court's invalidation of two major gay-marriage bans—the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8—may seem like the final victory for gay equality.

The Gay-Marriage Victory Is Bigger Than You Think
How the DOMA ruling creates a path for nationwide marriage equality
June 26, 2013

How the DOMA ruling creates a path for nationwide marriage equality.

Why We Should Celebrate Leahy’s Same-Sex Immigration Amendment (Before It Inevitably Fails)
June 12, 2013

Yesterday evening, Senator Pat Leahy filed an amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform package that would allow citizens to petition for green cards for their foreign same-sex partners—just as straight couples can under current law.

Gay-Rights Groups Gave Up Too Easily on Immigration Reform
And now Democrats will take them for granted
May 30, 2013

And now Democrats will take them for granted.

"I'm Black, and I'm Gay"
Why the first half of Jason Collins' historic statement is as important as the second
April 29, 2013

Why the first half of Jason Collins' historic statement is as important as the second.

Before Stonewall
In celebrating the most famous gay-rights skirmish, we slight the battles that came before
April 02, 2013

In celebrating the most famous gay-rights skirmish, we slight the battles that came before

Obama's False 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Narrative
Is the president really the gay rights hero he says he is?
February 19, 2013

Is the president really the gay rights hero he says he is?

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