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The Boy Scouts Vote to Allow Openly Gay Members

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday evening, voting members of the Boy Scouts of America's national council voted to lift the ban on gay membership. James Dale, who was at the center of the landmark 2000 Supreme Court case Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, which upheld the Boy Scouts right to exclude gays, shares his thoughts on the vote, and how far the Boy Scouts have - and haven't - come.

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WNYC News

In Wake of West Village Killing, More Anti-Gay Attacks

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Just hours after thousands of people marched in the streets to denounce the killing of a gay man in the West Village, police say they received reports of two other anti-gay bias attacks.

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Schoolbook

High School Athletes Open to 'Out' Teammates

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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Teammates from the Norman Thomas High School baseball team reacted to news of the NBA's first openly gay athlete. "I believe a team is a family," said one player. "To each his own."

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WNYC News

Ex-NBA Teammate: What Jason Collins Can Expect On and Off the Court

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Many players have publicly voiced their support for Jason Collins - LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, to name a few. But will the goodwill continue? And what can Collins expect on and off the court from his peers? "Obviously you can't say 100 percent of the people are going to be OK with it or 100 percent are not," says Brian Scalabrine, a friend and former teammate.

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The Takeaway

Gay Athletes, In and Out of the Closet

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NBA player Jason Collins publicly came out yesterday, and is being showered with attention - both good and bad - as a result. It's know how it feels to be in his position. But one person who might understand is Esera Tuaolo. Back in 2002, Tuaolo became the third former NFL player to come out. This was two years after he’d retired, and three years after he’d made it to the Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

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WNYC News

Support for NBA's First Openly Gay Player

Monday, April 29, 2013

Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, published an essay in Sports Illustrated, explaining his identity, his reasons for keeping his sexual orientation secret and for coming out.

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Soundcheck

Melodious Melodrama: Finding Camp Moments In Music

Monday, April 22, 2013

The term "campy" is one generally connoted with films or visual performances that are rooted in gay culture -- "Rocky Horror Picture Show," or John Waters' "Hairspray" are just two examples. As J. Bryan Lowder, Slate editorial assistant for culture, tells us on Soundcheck, it's "things that are sort of exaggerated, over the top, 'so-bad-it's good.'" 

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On Being

David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch — The Future of Marriage [remix]

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] David Blankenhorn and Jonathan Rauch with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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Micropolis

Micropolis: Gay Marriage, Bollywood Version

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

To understand just how much America -- and it's ideas about gay rights and other issues -- continue to influence the rest of the world, it's worth watching a movie called English Vinglish, a Bollywood hit from last year, starring Indian screen legend Sridevi. Her character, Shashi, is visiting her sister in the U.S. for a few weeks, and starts taking English-language classes in Manhattan.

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Features

Catholic Conversations: Homosexuality & the Faith

Friday, March 22, 2013

"As long as there's that level of fear of female power and a degradation of gay and lesbian families and transgender people I'm still not ready to see this Pope as a moral guide for me." - Jamie Manson.

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The Takeaway

Boy Scouts Survey Members on Homosexuality

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America made headlines earlier in January when they said they'd consider lifting the ban on homosexual scouts and leaders. They made good on their word this month when they sent out 1.1 million surveys to Boy Scout staff and leaders.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Changing Boy Scouts

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

As the Boy Scouts executive board considers changing its anti-gay policy, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, and the author of My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and What Makes a Family, talks about scouting and discrimination.

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The Takeaway

Boy Scouts May Lift Ban on Gays

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In an historic shift, the Boy Scouts leadership says they are actively reconsidering their stance on gay members and troop leaders. They could vote on the issue as early as next week. Journalist Scott Leadingham is a longtime Eagle Scout. He is gay, and believes that the Scouts' virtues outweigh the organization's controversial policies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Biblical Case for Gay Marriage

Monday, December 24, 2012

Episcopalian Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, draws on religious teachings to make the case for same-sex marriage.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Union Made Gabfest

Friday, December 14, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Michigan's right-to-work law, marriage equality at the High Court and Zero Dark Thirty's depiction of torture.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Uniball Vision Elite Edition

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the end of handwriting and Philip Hensher's book "The Missing Ink," Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book "Antifragile" and the idea of "neomania," and Slate's June Thomas stops by to explain why

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The Takeaway

OK to Be Gay? Jewish Conversion Therapy Faces First Legal Battle

Thursday, November 29, 2012

More and more critics are saying that gay “conversion therapy” is not only ineffective, but humiliating and psychologically harmful. What will the courts say?

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The 72 Percent White Gabfest

Friday, November 09, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: An election post mortem, marriage equality and an ounce of the kine bud in Colorado.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Alex Ross and Hilton Als on gay culture

Monday, November 05, 2012

Alex Ross and Hilton Als on gay culture

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