To your average conservative legislator, it may seem like a good idea to let anti-gay religious or political groups choose not to have members who don’t reflect their “values.” But when it involves having students pay for their own discrimination, it’s not so simple.
Maybe it’s the influence of Sailor Moon that is part of what made me a feminist, someone who didn’t think that being a girl was a weakness but was, in fact, a special kind of power.
Claire Messud's Interview Highlights Sexism Against Female Authors, Characters, and Actually All Women
Katie Roiphe thinks that some women writers are too quick to call “sexism” in interviews. We’re not so sure.
There’s a reason that former President George W. Bush doesn’t want to “take a stance” on the issue of same-sex marriage — because opposing it just isn’t that popular anymore.
A new study purports that gay boys in homophobic environments pour their attentions into their studies and sports instead. Why is this, and does this apply to queer girls too?
Yesterday, Uruguay became the latest country to eliminate laws against same-sex marriages, with 71 of the 92 members of its Chamber of Deputies supporting it.
A former student’s tale of coming-out as gay at Liberty University raises interesting questions about the place of LGBT people in conservative, evangelical Christianity.
Rose’s Team Pick: Hollaback! is using comics to educate both men and women about how to respond to harassment. And you can help fund it!
Making sense of a new study that says we don’t like our books to have “mood words” anymore, except for scary ones.
It’s an exciting day for people across the Greater Boston region and Massachusetts – except for its LGBT citizens, apparently. Because even in the first state to gain marriage equality, there’s still discrimination, and one is in the city’s annual parade.
In one of the most surprisingly gay-unfriendly states in the U.S., same-sex couples still can’t adopt children together. Here’s how two Hazel Park nurses are trying to change that.
The Justice Department’s amicus brief joins other ones opposed to Prop 8, including one from 75 pro-equality Republicans. This leaves a lot of questions: namely, what took them so long?
Rose’s Team Pick: This new YouTube show from Regretsy creator April Winchell will have you rolling on the floor – and maybe also nodding in recognition at some silly comment threads you’ve witnessed.
Brook Johnson, an openly gay teacher claims her suburban Lansing school fired her for a diversity club that promoted LGBT equality.
With groups that oppose gay marriage finding it hard to find money to do so, the tide may be more decisively turning in gay rights’ favor.
Marriage equality bills make progress from the UK House of Commons to the Rhode Island state legislature.
Davis County, UT school board realizes that maybe letting books help teach students’ tolerance about same-sex families is actually an awesome idea.
Can you be a bisexual Congresswoman, and not have your sexuality define you or your politics? Apparently not, if WaPo’s Manuel Roig-Franzia has anything to say about it.
And the fight for LGBT rights in the Deep South goes on.
I’m one of the countless numbers of educated young people who left the Detroit area. And it’s not just the economy, stupid, but the state’s constant refrain of anti-women, anti-labor, anti-LGBT politics that drove me away.
Not everyone’s sick of politics just because the election’s over. Here’s what to get those people who aren’t to hold them over until 2014.
Everyone (except FOX News agrees): Republicans lost the Senate and presidency this year because they aren’t paying attention to the demographic and opinion changes in the U.S. But will their base let them make this change?
As the battle on marriage equality in Maryland and Minnesota heats up, Ravens and Vikings players find themselves lining up both for and against the cause.
Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin District Misses the Point, Appoints Anti-Gay Bigot to Anti-Bullying Committee
Bryan Lindquist, head of anti-gay Parents Action League, is an ex-gay “therapist” who calls AIDS “Gay-Related Immune Deficiency.”
But is this really all that big of a shift?