When religious freedom isn't free: Uganda as mirror for the U.S.

If you are following the public discussions of human rights for LGBT people, you know that recent anti-gay flurries in Arizona, Kansas, Texas and Uganda share the same origin: (1) homophobia disguised as the right of religious freedom and (2) inserting state or regional rights in place of basic human rights for all people.

Commentary: Why Arizona is the new Alabama

The proposed Senate Bill 1062 in Arizona, if it had been enacted, would have been a 21st century expression of the laws that once prohibited blacks from being served in business establishments.

22 biggest queer political stories of 2013

Sure, 2013 will go down as a another huge year in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) victories, with marriage equality surging forward in the states and at the Supreme Court, transgender students wining major protections in California and "ex-gay" therapy to minors banned in New Jersey.

COMMENTARY: UNAIDS book launch controversy

A UNAIDS book launch in Trinidad and Tobago is mired in the politics of the island nation's immigration laws that prohibit homosexuals from entering the country.