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  1. Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment Washington, November 22

    Alliance Defending Freedom has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law.

  2. Second Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Ban in the Military National, November 21

    The ruling went further than a similar one last month by blocking a policy that prohibited gender-reassignment surgery at the government’s expense.

  3. New York City Police Training Lags on Transgender Rules, Report Says Metro, November 21

    Despite new rules in the city’s police officer manual on dealing with issues of gender identity and sexual orientation, banned practices persist, a report found.

  4. Romania Gay Marriage Case Could Have Outsize Impact in Europe Foreign, November 21

    The case addresses whether the American husband of a Romanian man should be afforded residency rights in Romania. But its impact could be felt further afield.

  5. Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau Foreign, November 21

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize next week for a program that removed perhaps thousands of gays and lesbians from the public service, the military and the Mounties.

  6. Starbucks Is Criticized for Its Holiday Cups. Yes, Again. Styles, November 20

    The 2017 cup shows two interlocked cartoon hands. Some conservatives accuse the company of promoting a “gay agenda.”

  7. ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Has Slowed Australia’s March to Same-Sex Marriage Op Ed, November 19

    An Op-Ed columnist explains what Australia’s ‘yes’ vote for same-sex marriage reveals about the nation’s character.

  8. ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair Styles, November 17

    Before Harvey Fierstein came along, most gay-themed plays featured characters who were either closeted or bitter or suicidal, and usually all three.

  9. A Victory for Tolerance Letters, November 16

    A reader praises the victory of Danica Roem, a trans woman elected to the Virginia legislature.

  10. Liz Smith’s Complicated Relationship With the Closet Styles, November 15

    The gossip columnist, who died Sunday, came under fire for keeping her attraction to women quiet. But for her generation, coming out can be especially fraught.

  11. Assisting the Poor to Make Bail Helps Everyone Op Ed, November 15

    In the Bronx, a fund keeps poor people charged with small offenses out of the city’s most notorious jail by helping them make bail.

  12. Pentagon Approves Gender-Reassignment Surgery for Service Member Washington, November 14

    The surgery was the latest setback to President Trump’s effort to bar transgender people from serving in the military.

  13. Danica Roem Is Really, Really Boring Op Ed, November 14

    That’s the beauty and brilliance of this transgender trailblazer.

  14. Debra Chasnoff, Whose Films Redefined Gay Families, Dies at 60 Obits, November 14

    An Oscar-winning documentarian, she addressed subjects including parenting, sexuality, bullying, nuclear power and affordable housing.

  15. Tutus and Tool Belts: Church of England Urges Children to Explore Gender Identity Foreign, November 13

    In a “Valuing All God’s Children” directive, the church said students “should be at liberty to explore the possibilities of who they might be without judgment or derision.”

  16. A Lebanese Rocker Caught in a Human Rights Incident Over Rainbow Flags Styles, November 10

    Hamed Sinno, lead singer of the band Mashrou’ Leila, is teaching a class at New York University on the intersection of music and politics.

  17. From Michael Cunningham: Don’t Stereotype Gay Men Letters, November 9

    The novelist takes issue with an Arts & Leisure profile of the British pop singer Sam Smith.

  18. Violence Against Transgender People Is on the Rise, Advocates Say National, November 9

    The cases are difficult to track, and the victims are mainly black and Hispanic women.

  19. Message to Mr. Trump: We’re Better Than That Editorial, November 8

    As he bitterly appeals only to the few Americans not repelled by his behavior, Democrats won with the politics of inclusiveness.

  20. A Gay Husband, a Dire Diagnosis and the Best-Laid Plans Well, November 9

    I was just as unprepared to hear my doctor say “lung cancer” as I had been to hear my husband say “I’m gay.”

  21. A Year After Trump, Women and Minorities Give Groundbreaking Wins to Democrats Washington, November 8

    Democrats’ broad-based election wins on Tuesday reflected the strength of the party’s diverse voters and the power of their anger over President Trump.

  22. Germany Must Allow Third Gender Category, Court Rules Foreign, November 8

    The country’s constitutional court ruled that officials must create a gender-neutral option to ensure individuals’ rights.

  23. Diverse Candidates Make History in Local Elections Video, November 8

    A transgender lawmaker in Virginia, a Sikh mayor in New Jersey and a refugee mayor in Montana were among Democrats’ victories in state and local elections. Was this a one-off rebuke of President Trump or a sign of what’s to come in next year’s mid...

  24. How Should High Schools Define Sexes for Transgender Athletes? Sports, November 8

    The question is relatively new, and guidelines so far differ from state to state. “It has been a challenge” one Texas official said.

  25. Listen to ‘The Daily’: Was Iowa Killing a Hate Crime? Podcasts, November 8

    A murder trial after the death of a 16-year-old described by his mother as gender fluid has become part of the national debate over gender identity.

  26. Danica Roem Wins Virginia Race, Breaking a Barrier for Transgender People National, November 7

    Ms. Roem campaigned on everyday issues like reducing traffic, but in defeating a 13-term incumbent for a seat in the Virginia legislature, she made history.

  27. Mom: ‘Is He Jewish?’ Me: ‘No.’ Mom: ‘Is He Smart?’ Styles, November 7

    A playwright’s mother, modern and progressive in much of her life, still has a few old-school tics.

  28. Mom: ‘Is He Jewish?’ Me: ‘No.’ Mom: ‘Is He Smart?’ Styles, November 7

    A playwright’s mother, modern and progressive in much of her life, still has a few old-school tics.

  29. An Embattled North Carolina Seeks to Outrun a Law’s Bitter Legacy National, November 4

    Seven months after North Carolina repealed H.B. 2, which restricted restroom access for transgender people, the state is still grappling with the law’s fallout.

  30. I’m a Lesbian Who Hates Cats. I’m Going to Die Alone. Op Ed, November 3

    They mirror bad relationships. They ghost you. They string you along with tiny rewards.

  31. Why the World Loves New York Op Ed, November 2

    “It’s not a place for children,” my mother said firmly. And my God, was she right!

  32. Twitter Has a Transgender Problem Op Ed, November 2

    The social media service makes it easy to abuse others, and hard to fight back. That hits one group of users particularly hard.

  33. ‘Dream Boat’ Documents Cruising on the High Seas Weekend, November 2

    On a luxury cruise for gay men, passengers enjoy lively themed parties and activities as they explore what this inclusive experience means to them.

  34. The Tear-Stained Confessions of Sam Smith Arts & Leisure, November 1

    The British pop singer, who has a new album, tried to come out on his own terms. But now he’s listening.

  35. Federal Judge Blocks White House Policy Barring Transgender Troops National, October 30

    The ruling noted that the policy did not appear to be based on facts.

  36. Judge Blocks Trump’s Ban on Transgender Troops in Military National, October 30

    The strongly worded ruling noted that the Trump administration’s justification for the ban was suspect and likely unconstitutional.

  37. Kevin Spacey Criticized for Using Apology to Anthony Rapp to Come Out Culture, October 30

    Critics of Mr. Spacey’s apologetic statement said he came out as gay as a distraction from a sexual accusation from Mr. Rapp, a fellow actor.

  38. Kevin Spacey Issues Apology to Actor After Sexual Accusation Culture, October 30

    The actor Anthony Rapp said he was 14 when Mr. Spacey laid down on top of him. Mr. Spacey said he had no recollection and then disclosed that he is gay.

  39. An Artist and Hostess Who Calls Herself an Alt-Kardashian Styles, October 27

    The transgender club fixture is a host of the downtown Glam party and leads a ragtag crew of “Kardasians.”

  40. Why Is the Egyptian Government So Afraid of a Rainbow Flag? Op Ed, October 26

    Bold expressions of L.G.B.T. pride frighten regimes accustomed to being guardians not just of “national security” but also of our sexuality.

  41. An Iowa Teenager Was Killed in an Alley, but Was It a Hate Crime? National, October 26

    A murder trial in the death of a 16-year-old, described by his mother as gender fluid, has become part of the national debate over gender identity.

  42. New Ryan Murphy Show for FX Casts Several Transgender Regulars Culture, October 26

    “Pose,” set in 1980s New York, has what the network called the largest cast of transgender series regulars in television history.