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Timeless stories from our 173-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
The art of persuasion in the age of Trump
From a CIA memorandum entitled “Homosexual Investigations” that was written in 1980 for the purpose of investigating colleagues. The document was published in March by Muckrock.
Mapping the spread of antigay ideology
From emails about an antigay protest organized by the Westboro Baptist Church in 2002. The emails were included in the FBI’s file on Fred Phelps, who founded the church in…
From message-board comments posted on the website of Seattle’s Mars Hill megachurch under the name William Wallace II, recently revealed to be the church’s pastor and cofounder Mark Driscoll. Driscoll…
The American roots of Uganda’s anti-gay persecutions
For Matthew Shepard’s killers, what does it take to pass as a man?
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