Half a decade after the Supreme Court’s same-sex-marriage decision, the justices and Congress are still trying to figure out what federal law should say about LGBTQ rights.
America has rarely treated all people with HIV equally.
Since the creation of high-school LGBTQ clubs, their mere existence has made life easier for queer youth.
The country has some of the most progressive laws in the world, but refugees fleeing homophobia elsewhere often find a country that is morally conservative, hostile, and profoundly violent.
The question “Who threw the first brick?” has become a way to celebrate gay icons and to inject joy into a sobering historical moment.
Making a landmark documentary about LGBTQ Americans before 1969 meant digging through countless archives to find traces of a forgotten subculture.
Entrapment schemes targeting gay men continue across the country, but the Stonewall resistance changed their meaning.
For nearly 40 years, Paulette Goodman has been helping people accept their LGBTQ children.
For those born into a form of adversity, sometimes the hardest thing to do is admitting that they’ve won.
Networks of activists transformed Stonewall from an isolated event into a turning point in the struggle for gay power.
Riots and parades have made LGBTQ people visible. But a new anthology of writings from before, during, and after Stonewall shows the inward changes as more essential.
Routine arrests were the linchpin of a social system intended to humiliate LGBTQ people.
Marriage equality means divorce equality—and I feel pride, as well as sadness, about my split from my husband.
Joan E. Biren’s images from the ’70s and ’80s—which appear in the new exhibit “Art After Stonewall”—reflect an effort to document and encourage lesbian love.
Gay men once developed codes to ensure safety in the hunt for sex. Can they help #MeToo do the same?
The singer’s pro-gay single strangely compares her struggles with fame to more dangerous kinds of persecution.
Activists argue it is homophobia, not homosexuality, that has been imported from the West.
Fifty-five years ago, a congressman made a single addition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that changed everything.
RuPaul versus the White House
The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U.S. Supreme Court.
Research finds that same-sex unions are happier than heterosexual marriages. What can gay and lesbian couples teach straight ones about living in harmony?
Despite progress, the circumstances that gave rise to the rebellion that began the contemporary gay rights movement haven't changed as much as we might think.