Opinion

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Indiana "religious freedom" bill: bad for state and my family

"It appalls me that our legislators used my tax dollars to create, lobby for, and now defend a law that opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians."

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Lesbians who chose visibility: Unsung heroes of women's movement

You don't always recognize heroes by how many bows they take or by the awards bestowed upon them.

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Ice buckets, Cuba, walking and wills

"Instead of competing against each other for precious donor dollars, the whole nation ought to join in a mass movement for universal health care."

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Cop stop: Driving while gay

The police officer ordered us all out of the car. Shortly, another police car pulled up and two more officers joined the first.

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Workplace discrimination has no place in America, pass ENDA now

In 2013, it's difficult to believe that in many parts of the country, it's legal to fire workers for their sexual orientation or gender identity. I

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States should not reward bigotry

A care model for a state-supported Catholic hospital group excludes same-sex couples. Why should states support such discrimination?

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Taking the long view on fight for freedom

As one of 250,000 who attended the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," I had to come to Washington, Aug. 24, to be a part of the 50th anniversary march.

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Bar Association condemns “panic” defense in LGBTQ murders

It's a major step forward that the American Bar Association has now officially condemned "panic" defenses used to justify anti-gay hate crimes.

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Reader voices: Relationships with no rights

Conservatives continue to fight nature and necessity. For them, this is a ballgame without an end. For the rest of us, we may finally see the clock ticking down to victory.

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Gore Vidal: brilliant provocateur

Gore Vidal was a very specific sort of figure, heir to the heritage of Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker. His description of himself: a "gentleman bitch."

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