T/lgbt

  1. Loophole in Rules on Transgender Troops Denies 2 Their Commissions National, May 26

    Two service academy cadets will not become officers because of a wrinkle in the Pentagon’s transgender policy its chief author says he didn’t foresee....

  2. N.B.A. All-Star Game Back in Charlotte in 2019 Sports, May 24

    The game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the N.B.A. moved it because of a state law that limited anti-discrimination protections for L.G.B.T. people....

  3. Janet Mock Struggles With Being Called a ‘Trans Advocate’ Magazine, May 24

    The author on giving young people life advice and what she learned from sex work....

  4. South Korean Military Sentences Captain for Sex With Other Servicemen Foreign, May 24

    The verdict was condemned by rights groups, which said that the country’s military was conducting a homophobic “witch hunt” among its ranks....

  5. My Family Didn’t Accept Me. Ole Miss Did. Op Ed, May 23

    For gay students in the South, college often provides a welcoming environment....

  6. After Fleeing Bias at Home, Gay Russians Say It Persists in Brooklyn Metro, May 21

    On Saturday, about 200 people rallied in Brighton Beach to protest discrimination in what was described as the country’s first Russian-speaking march for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people....

  7. Indonesia Police Arrest 141 Men Accused of Having Gay Sex Party Foreign, May 22

    The raid on a sauna in Jakarta, along with the release of pictures of the men detained, is the latest crackdown on homosexuality in the Muslim-majority nation....

  8. The Boy Scouts Can Do a Good Turn Finally Op Ed, May 19

    The Mormon Church’s move away from scouting creates an opportunity for the Scouts to end anti-gay discrimination once and for all....

  9. Bangladesh Police Raid Gay Men’s Gathering Foreign, May 19

    Twenty-seven men were arrested on drug charges. But because they were not engaging in sex, they were not charged with homosexuality, which is a crime in Bangladesh....

  10. Japanese Transgender Politician Is Showing ‘I Exist Here’ Foreign, May 19

    Tomoya Hosoda, a councilman in a Tokyo suburb, ran for office to help younger generations accept gender fluidity in a country where obstacles to it persist....

  11. Twilight of a Difficult Man: Larry Kramer and the Birth of AIDS Activism Metropolitan, May 19

    Larry Kramer — writer, advocate, “loudmouth” — helped define AIDS activism and gay life. He ruffled some feathers along the way....

  12. Mayor’s Fall in Seattle Shakes the Gay Community He Rose From National, May 19

    Accusations that Ed Murray paid teenagers for sex in the 1980s, which led to a decision not to seek re-election, have brought uncertainty and sadness....

  13. Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar Is Suspended Two Games for Anti-Gay Slur Sports, May 18

    Toronto suspended the center fielder after he yelled the slur at Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte during a game Wednesday night....

  14. The Uproar Over ‘Transracialism’ Op Ed, May 18

    Attacks against a professor reveal a crisis in academia and the left....

  15. ‘We Choose Each Other Over and Over Because We Want to’: Readers Share Their Open-Marriage Stories Magazine, May 18

    More than 300 readers weighed in on whether an open marriage is a happier marriage based on their personal experience....

  16. Modern Love Podcast: Gideon Glick Reads ‘Just Don’t Call Me Mom’ Styles, May 17

    The Broadway actor (“Significant Other,” “Spring Awakening”) reads David Beach’s essay about a Mother’s Day gift of Mylar balloons that causes a major freakout....

  17. 2 Men in Indonesia Sentenced to Caning for Having Gay Sex Foreign, May 17

    The sentence of 85 lashes alarmed rights activists, who called it excessive and a dangerous turn of events in the province of Aceh, which has imposed a strict version of Shariah....

  18. If You’re Asking, ‘Am I Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Queer?’ Here’s a Start National, May 17

    You are not alone. And there are plenty of resources available, online and off, to help you as you embark on this journey of self-discovery....

  19. Are Men With Beards More Desirable? Well, May 17

    Men who shave often may be wasting their time. Research suggests that both women and men prefer men who sport at least some amount of facial hair....

  20. U.S. Hate Crime Law Punishes Transgender Woman’s Killer, in a First National, May 16

    A Mississippi man was sentenced to 49 years in prison, the first case in which violence against a transgender person was prosecuted under the federal Hate Crimes Act....

  21. Susan Faludi: ‘In My World, Photographs Lie’ Multimedia/Photos, May 16

    Susan Faludi’s latest book, about her photographer father’s transition to a woman, originally had no photos. In time she realized that images are moments carved disingenuously out of continuous experience, but they can be redeemed by a...

  22. Susan Faludi: ‘In My World, Photographs Lie’ Lens, May 16

    Susan Faludi’s latest book, about her photographer father’s transition to a woman, originally had no photos. In time she realized that images are moments carved disingenuously out of continuous experience, but they can be redeemed by age.

  23. PWR BTTM: A Punk Band in the Glare Arts & Leisure, May 12

    The band puts a defiant and glammy spin on punk, bringing issues of sexual identity into rock. But upon the release of a new album, it faces growing controversy....

  24. Anti-Gay Attacks Not Covered by West Virginia Hate Crime Law, Court Rules National, May 12

    The state’s Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a law including provisions on sex discrimination does not protect against attacks committed on the basis of sexual orientation....

  25. White Shirt, Black Name Tag, Big Secret Styles, May 12

    After spending years abroad trying to convert strangers, two Mormon missionaries realize how little they really knew each other....

  26. Mormon Church Ends Sponsorship of Boy Scouts for Older Teenagers National, May 11

    The church said it was grateful for the continued support of the scouting programs but that it would tailor its programs with its own teachings....

  27. Texas Bill Would Let Adoption Agencies Reject Families on Religious Grounds National, May 11

    Under the bill, which was approved by the House and goes to the Senate, foster care and adoption agencies could refuse to place children with same-sex couples, atheists and others....

  28. The Census Won’t Collect L.G.B.T. Data. That’s a Problem. Op Ed, May 10

    If we aren’t counted, we can’t be seen or understood....

  29. Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors, Seattle Mayor Won’t Seek Re-election National, May 10

    Four men have accused Ed Murray, Seattle’s first openly gay mayor, of sexually abusing them as minors during the 1980s. The mayor maintains that he is innocent....

  30. Richard Simmons Says Tabloids Defamed Him by Saying He Had a Sex Change National, May 8

    Does an accusation of a sex change constitute libel? A fitness guru’s lawsuit against The National Enquirer and Radar Online may break new ground....

  31. Looking at New Generations of African Photographers Multimedia/Photos, May 8

    A new generation of African artists, inspired by their predecessors and helped by technology, has been redefining how Africans look at themselves....

  32. Looking at New Generations of African Photographers Lens, May 8

    A new generation of African artists, inspired by their predecessors and helped by technology, has been redefining how Africans look at themselves.

  33. Modern Movement Initialism Games, May 7

    A puzzle by Zhouqin Burnikel that gives voice to a group of people....

  34. Russians Protesting Abuse of Gay Men in Chechnya Are Detained World, May 1

    About 20 protesters were detained Monday on the sidelines of a May Day parade in St. Petersburg, among them the leader of a group helping gay men escape Chechnya.

  35. William M. Hoffman, Who Wrote the Pioneering AIDS Play ‘As Is,’ Dies at 78 Theater, May 1

    Mr. Hoffman began his career as a book editor and also wrote the groundbreaking libretto for John Corigliano’s opera “The Ghosts of Versailles.”

  36. Kentucky Judge, Citing Conscience, Declines to Hear Same-Sex Adoption Cases U.S., May 1

    The judge said he believed “under no circumstance” would the best interests of a child be served in an adoption by a “practicing homosexual.”

  37. Readers React: Dispute Over Gay Clergy U.S., April 30

    The high court of the United Methodist Church admonished segments of the denomination for allowing clergy and a bishop who are openly gay, further splintering the church.