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  • Mark Sanford, Sexual Liberation and LBGT Equality

    Thanks to the peccadilloes of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, the question of sex and politics has once again been cheaply splashed across US newspapers, television and the internet once again....
  • 'Homosexual Demon' The Target Of Exorcism

    Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. weighs in on the “gay exorcism” scandal with wicked sarcasm:To Manifested Glory Ministries of Bridgeport, Conn....
  • Why Other People's Marriages Are Our Business

    Proponents of full equality for gay and lesbian couples should not be arguing that marriage is a purely private matter, unconnected to the public culture we are seeking to join. ...
  • Obama Responds To Gay Anger: You'll Be Happy In The End

    President Obama celebrated the anniversary of the Stonewall riots to at the White House Monday, and he used the opportunity to address some grumblings in the gay community. ...
  • Stonewall of the "Nones": The Revolution Won't be Homogenized

    What would “a tranny hustler,” peeking through a rip in the stocking of space-time, think of our world 40 years later? What will the next Consciousness Revolution look like?...
  • 40 Years Later, Still Second-Class Americans

    “There’s a perception in Washington that you can throw little bits of partial equality to gay people and that gay people will be satisfied...”...
  • Respectability and Its Discontents: Missing the Louche, Loud, and Lovely World of Sexual Outlawry

    In this meditation on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots an ordained minister, while eulogizing his own outlawry, notes that God’s goodness is evident in the way in which new and seriously maladjusted queer youth are still rising up to bring ne...
  • Census, Uncensored

    Former US Census director Kenneth Prewitt discusses gay marriage counting, Michele Bachmann's comments, and other mysteries of the 2010 Census....
  • Gay Rights: From Immoral to Mundane to the Sublime

    This Sunday morning as we were making breakfast, we were shocked, amazed and thrilled to hear Charles Osgood, the bow-tied, conservative host of the CBS Sunday Morning, announce that the show would feature a segment on the Stonewall riots and their impact...
  • Our Lost Gay Radicalism

    The Stonewall riots of 40 years ago led to demands for liberation. Now we meekly hope for equality....
  • Gay Ain’t the New Black, But…

    With a new essay on black, gay civil rights giant, Bayard Rustin, Rev. Sekou makes the case for comparisons between the gay rights and Civil Rights movements....
  • Stonewall, 40 Years Later, What Has Been Achieved?

    Over the past few decades a form of "tolerance" has been achieved in many parts of American life. What sort of achievement is this?...
  • The Gay Man in the Mirror: How Homophobia Cursed and helped to Kill Michael Jackson

    Poor once beautiful Michael Jackson, It's fairly certain that many of us will never be able to adequately say goodbye to him....
  • Media Could Use a Stonewall Uprising of Their Own

    Last month, National Public Radio, a supposed bastion of liberal media bias, found itself in the crosshairs of the lesbian and gay community over an online review of Outrage......
  • The Real Stonewall Legacy

    Waiting our turn isn't working. Asking nicely isn't working. What will work is what worked that fateful night at Stonewall....
  • Sanford Should Apologize to Bill Clinton and Gay Couples

    Mark Sanford voted to impeach Bill Clinton for having an affair and lying about it while in office. ...
  • White House Rejects CAP’s Recommendations To Suspend DADT Through Executive Order

    Yesterday, the Center for American Progress released a report detailing a clear, realistic, and comprehensive road map for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ...
  • Michael Jackson: Freak Like Me

    Lodged somewhere between the superhuman and the alien, aspiration and disgust, Jackson was a grotesque reflection of our collective desires.  ...
  • Sanford’s Adultery May Be Criminal Under South Carolina Law

    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) didn’t just “let down a lot of people” when he spent the last week in Argentina with his mistress, he may have committed a crime.  ...
  • Keep It In Your Pants

    You know what Sanford, Ensign, Craig, Vitter, Foley, Edwards, Gingrich, Clinton (Bill), et. al., have in common?  All of them oppose equal marriage rights for same sex couples. ...