2012 Gay Pride

Ten Leaders Building a New LGBT Politics in the South and Midwest

Building LGBT communities and protecting their rights outside of the old political capitols has meant trying new things. Here are 10 leaders with missions that aren’t limited to fighting for equal rights.

A New LGBT Politics Seeks To Marry Issues, Not Just People

Decades into the debate over sexuality, equal rights have become the dominant theme. But in cities across the South and Midwest, necessity has forced leaders to think more broadly about their communities, their politics and their tactics.