John Ire­land cov­ers pro­gres­sive pol­i­tics and social dynam­ics in the Unit­ed States, explor­ing democ­ra­cy in action.” He has been pub­lished in numer­ous peri­od­i­cals, includ­ing Newsweek, the San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle, the Bal­ti­more Sun and the Advo­cate.

Ireland can be reached through his blog, www.JohnIrelandOnline.com.

Feature
Legislated to Death
A gay Ugandan blogger tells his story to the world.
Viewpoint
Prop Hate and My Family
Feature
Marriage Equality in Peril
'Prayer warriors' battle to pass state referendums banning gays and lesbians from marrying
Feature
He Shoots, She Scores
When Mike became Christine, she gave Los Angeles sports fans a courtside view of gender politics
Supplementary
Transsexuals in popular culture
Recent Hollywood portrayals and fictional dramatizations have boosted the national visibility and humanity of transsexuals
Feature
Defining Hate in the United States
Despite widespread public support, hate crime law across the country remains inconsistent and the crimes often go unpunished.
Feature
Outing is In Again
Did Bill Maher break the Barney Frank Rule?
Viewpoint
In Loco Parentis: A Gay Pages Experience
Faith can be restored in Congress despite the Foley Page Scandal.
Dispatch
Blowing the Whistle on Diebold
Diebold's electronic voting machines fraught with problems and conspiracy theories
Dispatch
Curriculum Wars
A California State Senator wants to help public schools catch up with history
Dispatch
An Anti-Gay Easter