LGBT

How "Religious Freedom" Laws Sanction Discrimination
Even where it's already legal
March 12, 2014

Anti-discrimination laws can't protect gay people against the new "religious freedom."

These "Religious Freedom" Bills Are the New Stand-Your-Ground Laws
February 24, 2014

Arizona's proposed law would have frightening unintended consequences.

Jason Collins Re-Joins the NBA, And We Savor the Moment
February 23, 2014

Jason Collins will become the first openly gay major-sport male athlete tonight. The milestone invites us to think of other milestones.

If Michael Sam Isn't Drafted, Don't Just Blame the NFL. Blame the Media, Too.
February 11, 2014

Everyone is ready for a gay football player—except NFL execs and certain sports reporters, apparently.

Which Team Would Draft Openly Gay Player Michael Sam?
February 10, 2014

A look at the NFL's locker rooms and defensive schemes give us some clues about where Michael Sam will end up.

College Football Prospect Comes Out, Challenging the NFL to Draft Him
February 09, 2014

Michael Sam will be the first openly gay NFL player, if the NFL can get over itself.

The Only People Harassing the Gays of Sochi are the Foreign Journalists
February 08, 2014

"We’ve given over 200 interviews in the last month,” says the owner of Sochi's gay bar.

What My Angry Critics Get Wrong About My Choice to Be Gay
February 06, 2014

I recently wrote in an essay for The New Republic that gayness is, at least for me, a choice. My critics’ response was immediate and unanimous: That's impossible, they replied, because science has proven that gays are born that way.

A Scrappy Atlanta 'Zine Has Started a Nasty Debate About a Gay Icon and Free Expression
January 31, 2014

Does a magazine that made insensitive remarks deserve to be put out of business?

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