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The Day I Became an Activist

The Day I Became an Activist

David Hawkins treks from Brooklyn to D.C. for the day to attend his first big national rally. But what he learned at the National Equality March will last a lifetime.

The Lesson Youll Hear About and The Lesson You Wont

For less money and half the time spent "organizing," Gay 2.0 pulled off a march many thought couldn't happen. But GLAAD's Jarrett Barrios and Rashad Robinson say we still need to improve effective outreach to minority communities.

Michael Lucas on Queers for Palestine?

Michael Lucas on Queers for Palestine?

Adult-film director Michael Lucas has a beef with all those queers for Palestine -- he suggests their embrace of the Palestinian cause implies that they condone the stoning and killing of gay people.

View From Washington: The Briefing

View From Washington: The Briefing

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is sometimes short on answers, but he was particularly brief on same-sex marriage this week.

Castro Espin a Gay Friendly Communist

Castro Espin a Gay Friendly Communist

COMMENTARY: Mariela Castro Espín, the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro, is devoted to improving the status of gay people in Cuba. But whatever pleasant sounding pieties she mouths, Espín is still a communist.

It's Not You, It's Your Color

It's Not You, It's Your Color

It's Not You, It's Your Color

View From Washington: Off Message

View From Washington: Off Message

Carter, Pelosi, and Frank all marched to the beat of their own drummer this week, but not all diversions are created equal.

The Lesson of Danny and Marilyn

The Lesson of Danny and Marilyn

Advances in Iowa and Colorado -- where it took a coordinated and determined coalition of progressive voters and donors to oust antigay state representative Danny Carroll and Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave -- are a perfect model for the first step in winning full federal equality. But what comes next? The Gill Action Fund’s Tim Gill and Patrick Guerriero have it all mapped out.

View From Washington: Who's Left?

View From Washington: Who's Left?

With his waffling on the public option, an escalating war in Afghanistan, and scant movement toward LGBT equality, will President Obama alienate his most fervent supporters?

The Tragic Paradox of Tel Aviv

The Tragic Paradox of Tel Aviv

COMMENTARY: James Kirchick says last week's shooting at a gay youth center in Tel Aviv could have only happened in Israel ... because it's the only place in the Middle East where gay people can meet in the open.

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