May 2, 2013 When the veteran NBA player Jason Collins came out, an old narrative about black antigay sentiment was resurrected. But is it true?
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will sign a new charter for the 54-member Commonwealth on Monday.
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March 10, 2013 By signing a new charter for the Commonwealth states, Her Majesty is royally endorsing equal rights. One possible outcome of her support: If Prince William and Kate have a girl, she may well be queen someday.
A statue outside the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas.
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February 6, 2013 Two stories about gay rights are breaking: Leaders of the Boy Scouts are debating whether local troops should be allowed to have gay members and leaders; and the Pentagon is reportedly looking to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of military personnel.
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October 4, 2012 Is being gay different from being homosexual? If gayness is cultural, what does that mean as more gays assimilate into the mainstream? Commentator Barbara J. King casts an anthropologist's eye on author David Halperin's ideas about what it means to be gay.
December 15, 2010 With House passage of a stand-alone bill to end the military ban on gays serving openly, it's now on the Senate to act. Repeal supporters think they have the 60 votes to pass the measure -- if it is brought to the floor after the spending bill.
Mehlman, on NBC's "Meet the Press" in August 2006, makes a point to host David Gregory.
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August 26, 2010 On NPR tonight, host Melissa Block interviews The Atlantic's Mark Ambinder. Ambinder has a new article about Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the RNC and campaign manager for President Bush in 2004, who has announced he is gay.
May 28, 2010 In looking at the House vote to end the "don't ask/don't tell" ban on gays & lesbians from openly serving in the military, one thing jumps out: the recently-elected Mark Critz (D-PA) and Charles Djou (R-HI) voted the opposite of their parties.
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