1. However, a win for gays, on the whole, shouldn’t twist the fact that even within our own diverse enclave, some gays are still losing. For someone who’s bisexual or older or overweight or transgender, exclusion isn’t unusual. The takeaway point: It hasn’t gotten better for a lot of GLBT folks.
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    Why gay people of color are still losing

    The next chapter of the gay rights movement is to hold itself to its own standard of inclusion

     


  2. That’s all clear progress toward equality, but if we are indeed at a tipping point, we are precariously balanced atop it.
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    The battle for gay rights is not over yet

    Sure, progress has been made — but if things don’t continue to move forward, they could be pushed back

     

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  4. Our democracy is a people’s democracy. And it can be as great as the people can be, but it’s also as fallible as people are.
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    George Takei shares a pretty profound insight into America’s strength and dangerous flaw

    Instead of talking about Star Trek or his gay-rights activism, the actor chose to discuss his World War II experience on The Daily Show

     

  5. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most memorable images, lightning cuts the sky, an acrobat takes a terrifying walk, and more

     


  6. Clearly, U.S. groups recognized the market for homophobia stateside was dwindling, and so tried to sell it somewhere else. Meaning that Africa isn’t just where we send our losing team’s Super Bowl shirts; it’s also where we now send our losing political philosophies.
     

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  10. I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.
     

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  12. Same-sex marriage is having the best week ever

    On Monday, a federal judge in Oregon struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. One day later, a judge in Pennsylvania nixed the Keystone State’s ban, too, a ruling that means the entire Northeast now allows same-sex couples to wed.

    Also this week, a court ordered Utah to recognize the 1,000-plus same-sex weddings performed there before an emergency stay put on hold — for now — a ruling tossing out its marriage laws. And finally, a new Gallup survey released Wednesday found that support for same-sex marriage has risen to a new record high of 55 percent.

     

  13. Judge rules Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

    A federal judge struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday evening, saying it is unconstitutional to deny gays and lesbians the right to marry.