• March 2009
  • Gay Marriage Isn't Racist

    12th Mar 2009

    Jasmyne Cannick may not admit it, but marriage equality benefits all gays and lesbians — not just the white ones I…

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  • December 2008
  • A Friend to Gays and Antigay Dictators Alike

    11th Dec 2008

    It’s not surprising that Sean Penn, thanks to his star turn as Harvey Milk, is becoming a hero of the…

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  • November 2008
  • The Foley Follies

    26th Nov 2008

    The scandal surrounding former Florida Republican representative Mark Foley was critical in the Democrats’ 2006 takeover of Congress. Now that…

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  • March 2008
  • The McGreevey Scandal Wasn't (Just) About Sex

    28th Mar 2008

    New Jersey has long been the bastard cousin of its neighbor to the north, and the details of the affair involving former…

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  • Hard Right

    26th Mar 2008

    Gay porn’s neocon kingpin. This was not what Patrick Cordova had bargained for. The Stanford junior, a member of the…

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  • November 2007
  • Liberal Homophobia

    26th Nov 2007

    It’s not just homophobia from conservatives we have to worry about. Liberals can be just as baldly antigay — often…

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  • October 2007
  • Queer Theory

    8th Oct 2007

    The Columbia Professor Who Also Doesn’t Think Gay People Exist in the Middle East Of all the absurd claims expressed…

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  • May 2007
  • Give Up on McGreevey

    18th May 2007

    The disgraced former governor of New Jersey, in case anyone needs a reminder, was forced to announce his resignation in…

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  • March 2007
  • CoulterKampf

    28th Mar 2007

    I learned long ago not to take Ann Coulter seriously. This understanding allows me to view her ritually screeching pronouncements…

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  • February 2006
  • Young, Out, and Gay—Not Queer

    14th Feb 2006

    There is one word that drives me nuts. It’s not a curse. Its timbre does not make me cringe. Rather,…

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About James

James Kirchick is a journalist and foreign correspondent currently based in Washington. He has reported from Southern and North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, across the European continent, and the Caucasus. He is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C., a correspondent for The Daily Beast and is a columnist for Tablet. His first book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

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