• If Republicans Want Young Voters, Maybe They Should Just Stop Being Bigots

    The difficulty the Republicans have, see, in attracting young people is that the GOP tends to hate gays and young people see that for the vile bigotry it is. It's not the GOP's phrasing, it's what it's saying that makes young voters so turned off.

  • Homophobic Killings Won't Dampen New York's Gay Pride

    At the end of this month, New York will celebrate its annual gay-pride march. But the parties and marches will be tarnished by the string of recent hate crimes that prompted that presence. The most notorious of those crimes being the murder of 32-year...

  • The Perils of Staging a Gay Pride March in Ukraine

    Ukraine was the first post-Soviet country to legalize homosexuality, which is obviously commendable, but difficult to understand given recent history. Last year, Kiev's first-ever gay pride parade was called off half an hour before it was supposed to...

  • Introducing Hate, the Map

    In many ways, the Geography of Hate affirms what we already know: Americans are fucking racist. Homophobic and ableist, too. But while that may not come as a surprise, the map reveals a startling bigotry coursing beneath our preconceived notions of...

  • Editing Homophobia out of the “Islamic Tradition”

    Slave rape, marital rape, and plural marriage might be unpleasant to consider as part of Islamic sexuality, but they are deeply embedded in our established sources. But I do not believe that Islamic tradition is frozen in stone. Every translation is an...

  • Cry Baby of the Week

    It's time once again to name-and-shame some ickle sad grumpy-pants. This week: The homophobic restaurant owner who can't spell Vs the violent dad who hates farts.