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Contexts Blog

Quicklit: Whiteness in the US

A quick investigation of what sociology has to say about White privilege and White identity in the U.S. Read More

Women’s Sexual Orientation and Sexual Behavior: How Well Do They Match?

Evidence for recurrent mismatch between identity and behavior. Read More

The rise and fall of the religious right’s fight

After this historic ruling, and with support for lesbian and gay rights growing, right-wing activists will have to find a different issue to campaign on. Read More

Contexts symposium: after marriage equality

The politics, demography, history, identity, law, and culture of where we are, how we got here, and what comes next. Read More

Strategies for movement survival

Tough prospects lead to ugly politics. Read More

Clearing a path to liberation?

What we might learn from South Africa, where they've had marriage equality for nine years. Read More

This slippery slope doesn’t lead toward patriarchal polygamy

We may need a broader discussion on what role the state should have in regulating familial and sexual intimacy. Read More

Adoption equality is not a sure thing

Parenting may become something that only relatively wealthy LGBT people can afford Read More

Beyond legal equality for LGBT families

The legalities of gay and lesbian family formation remain complicated. Read More

The moment of maybe

Principles that might guide the next stages in this vibrant, ass-kicking movement. Read More