Challenging a policy that limited survivor’s benefits to married couples, even though some couples were legally barred from marriage, took years.
Not everything in our country and our world has deteriorated.
A United Methodist Church pastor in Indiana stepped down after performing in drag and speaking about inclusion on the show “We’re Here.”
The legalization of same-sex marriage in Chile comes as the conservative country grapples with sweeping demands for social change.
The shift comes after decades of stories that minimized romantic love between women as fruitless, or as some kind of phase.
Matthew LaBanca is bringing attention to a legal loophole that allows religious institutions to exclude people in same-sex civil marriages from jobs by deeming them ministers.
The legislation, endorsed in a referendum, will also allow same-sex couples to use sperm banks and to adopt children for the first time.
As Germany heads into an election that will see Angela Merkel step down after 16 years as chancellor, she leaves behind a country profoundly changed — and anxious about changing more.
Augustus, laden with championship rings and now an assistant with the Los Angeles Sparks, first realized her true strength fighting for L.G.B.T.Q. rights.
Mr. Polis is the first sitting governor to have a same-sex wedding.
The former president was an active participant in the politics he now bemoans.
Having been shamed about my sexuality when I was young, I was determined, as a mother, to celebrate my child’s romantic wishes.
For many couples, it’s less about a perfectly equal division of tasks, and more about communication and respect.
An encouraging note from Pope Francis capped an especially disorienting week on the Vatican’s stance toward gay rights.
The annual Pride March in Manhattan will be held virtually without a large in-person component. But many other events are planned.
The queer comedian Cameron Esposito on how the equality of love can also lead to the equality of heartbreak.
She was the first openly gay woman to speak to a major party’s national convention, asking Democrats in 1972 to include an anti-discrimination plank in their platform.
The unanimous ruling was further evidence that claims of religious liberty almost always prevail in the current court.
New Y.A. literature, television and film let me imagine a better future.
Sasha Issenberg talks about “The Engagement,” and J. Hoberman discusses the story of Hollywood as told through 10 books.
A new coalition that aims to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from office could also usher in a more liberal civil rights agenda.
Naming and shaming were key parts of the campaign to make gay marriage legal.
The actor and comedian Niecy Nash and her wife, Jessica Betts, a musician, reveal how crab legs, skinny dipping and therapy improved their life as newlyweds.
The official recognition is a turnabout from the policies of President Donald J. Trump, who refused to acknowledge the celebration.
The cycles of queer progress.
A detailed history of the fight for same-sex marriage, Sasha Issenberg’s “The Engagement” casts fresh light on the role of conservative churches in compelling gay rights activists to embrace the issue as a cause.
She and her partner, Barbara Gittings, were on the front lines long before Stonewall, and Ms. Lahusen photographed protests during the movement’s earliest days.
The previous policy, which predated the Trump administration, required a child born abroad to have a biological connection to the American parent.
Inside the relatably argumentative, highly downloadable marriage of retired soccer star Abby Wambach and best-selling author Glennon Doyle.
The liberal wing of Roman Catholicism tests how far a liberalizing pope will let them go.
The home of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, the first same-sex couple to legally marry in California, was an integral meeting spot for activists.
Sara Cunningham, the founder of Free Mom Hugs and a supporter of L.G.B.T.Q. people, doesn’t want anyone to be without the love of a parent on their wedding day.
An escalation in verbal attacks by the Polish government, with the support of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the threat of physical violence on the streets of many cities, has triggered an exodus of gay people.
Across the U.S., dozens of bills have been proposed that aim to restrict the lives of transgender youth. What’s in those bills? And why are they being introduced?
The Equality Act would provide consistent safeguards for L.G.B.T.Q. people, without taking anything away from anyone else.
A court found that it was unconstitutional for the country not to recognize the unions. But change would come only if Parliament passes legislation.
In a ruling made public on Monday, the Vatican said the Roman Catholic Church should be welcoming toward gay people, but not their unions.
A survey found that 5.6 percent of adults described themselves as L.G.B.T. in 2020, up from 4.5 percent in 2017.
Long-distance — especially international long-distance — relationships have always been difficult. The pandemic has made spending Valentine’s Day together even more elusive.
Margaret Court, an Australian record breaker known for her homophobic comments, is set to receive one of the nation’s highest public service awards.
A new photography exhibit invites viewers to contemplate the emotional toll of discrimination.
In a memoir, she also recounted her upbringing as the daughter of Rose Chernin, a Communist organizer convicted of trying to overthrow the government.
They met playing against each other in rec league hockey. Now Alena Sharp and her caddie, Sarah Bowman, are honeymooning on the golf course.
If she wrote for mainstream Americans about same-sex couples in everyday situations, she thought, society would have a harder time denying them equal rights.
Will she join the Supreme Court’s grievance conservatives?
In the Democratic civil war, both sides are partly right.
Will we see a cohesive conservative alliance? Or a disparate group of conservative justices?
The justices considered whether a city may exclude a Catholic social services agency from its foster care system because it refuses to work with gay couples.
The Vatican said the pope’s statements in favor of civil unions for gay couples did not change church doctrine.
A lawsuit brought by a student is part of an effort to get schools, editors and publishers to recognize that being gay is not a mental disorder.