GOP House Speaker John Boehner.

How modern politics killed compromise

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The opportunities for cross-partisan policymaking have all but disappeared.
Protesters outside the Supreme Court, and across from the US Congress, for the oral arguments on the gay rights cases involving DOMA and Proposition 8 in March, 2013. © John Aravosis 2013

Further thoughts on whether one must be radical to be gay

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To romanticize radicalism is a nostalgia we can’t afford, and it’s actually inimical to the goals of equality.
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This “is” the gay liberation I fought for

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Julie Bindel wrote an interesting piece for the Guardian about how gay politics has gotten too mainstream for her tastes. And I’m sure it has. But I’m not convinced that ...
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ENDA, we hardly knew ya

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Why the pro-gay Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and executive order, appear dead in the water — again.
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The end of gay history

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I worry that we’re witnessing the end of gay history. And I’m not convinced that it’s something to celebrate.
Religious right bigot Anita Bryant gets a pie in the face from a gay rights protester.

Amazing archival 1970s news footage about gay rights (video)

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The famous footage of anti-gay crusader Anita Bryant, getting hit with a pie in the face, is there too.
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Today is AMERICAblog’s 10th anniversary

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I’d like to thank everyone who’s stood by us, and take you for a walk through some of our greatest hits.
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Leading Russian historian sacked for comparing Ukraine invasion to Sudetenland

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“What we are now witnessing is the behavior of a politician who has clearly lost his mind.”
Equality House via CNN. More on them below.

Fred Phelps’ death and the unsung heroes of the AIDS crisis

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Back in the day, hospitals let doctors and nurses volunteer to work the AIDS floor – they refused to require it.
Alcibiades, son of Cleinias. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

Following the victory in Arizona, a brief look at 2,000 years of gay history

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With the defeat of Arizona’s “religious freedom” bill, it’s time to reflect on the past and future of LGBT rights.
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