Andrew Reynolds (UNC): Representation and Rights: The Impact of LGBT Legislators in Comparative Perspective. Hennie Weiss reviews The Right to Be Parents LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood by Carlos A. Ball. Research finds that same-sex unions are happier than heterosexual marriages — what can gay and lesbian couples teach straight ones about living in harmony? The gay retiree utopia: Mickey Rapkin on the booming business of LGBT retirement communities. Leon Neyfakh on how Boston powered the gay rights movement: In the 1970s, a small, staid city laid the intellectual groundwork for the change to come. Ancient gay history is really just yesterday; Clayton Coots was one of countless closeted men who didn’t live long enough to see this moment. Rachel Arons on the queerness of Liberace. Daniel D’Addario on the waning power of Dan Savage. Should straight actors play gay roles? J. Bryan Lowder on the curious case of gayface.