Brazil Gay Pride in Sao Paulo Challenges Brazil’s Homophobic President

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

One of the world's largest LGBT Pride parade took center stage in Sao Paulo on Sunday with the carnivalesque festivities tinged with unease over Brazil's conservative political climate under [...]

Legal Victory Strengthens LGBT Activists As Threat From Bolsonaro Looms

By Jaimee A. Swift, Truthout.org -

On Thursday, June 13, after months of postponement, Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court officially made homophobia and transphobia –– locally known as “LGBTphobia” –– a crime and outlawed [...]

No Cops, No Sponsors: 50 Years After Stonewall, Pride Goes Back To Its Roots

By Emma Gaffney, Indypendent.org -

Frustrated that the annual New York City Gay Pride parade has become dominated by corporate floats, a group called the Reclaim Pride Coalition announced in May that it will mark the 50th [...]

The LGBTQ Movement Needs To Revisit Its Radical Past To Thrive

By Samantha Borek, Truthout.org -

Roderick A. Ferguson: I, and many others, have been struck by the accumulation of various moments that require a critique of how gay or queer liberation has been narrowed in the name of gay [...]

Being Trans In America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.

By Robin Carver, Otherwords.org -

A new federal order wouldn't just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether. I’m a trans woman, and I’m terrified. Already, on any given afternoon, I’m [...]

Trump’s Latest Attack On Transgender People & Women

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

The recent news about the Trump administration’s attack on trans and non-binary rights (aka human rights) astonishingly claims a scientific foundation for their religious fascistic hatred and [...]

‘Insulting, Inhumane, And Unacceptable’: LGBTQ Rights Advocates Blast Trump’s Latest ‘Reckless Attack’ On Trans Americans

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

In a move that "would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves—surgically or otherwise—as a gender other than the [...]

Illinois Prisons Sued For Unconstitutional Ban On LGBTQ Literature

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, Truthout.org -

The Uptown People’s Law Center and the MacArthur Justice Center filed a lawsuit on October 17 that alleges Illinois prisons are censoring correspondence and publications that have been mailed to [...]

LGBTQ+ Activists Call For Civil Rights March On 50th Anniversary Of Stonewall Riots

By Reclaim Pride NYC, Popular Resistance. -

New York, NY – The Reclaim Pride Coalition (RPC), formed by LGBTQ+ activists in early 2018 to protest the corporatization and gross mismanagement of NYC Pride by Heritage of Pride (HOP), calls [...]

If You Care Nothing Of Starvation, You Are Not A Socialist

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research. -

Sentiments whip back and forth – a museum with ancient artefacts burns to the ground in Brazil as India’s Supreme Court decriminalises homosexuality. The first - the fire in Brazil - should [...]

David Buckel, Gay Rights & Environmental Activist, Dies In Protest Suicide

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

David Buckel, a nationally known advocate for gay rights and the environment died Saturday in self-immolation suicide in a wake-up call to save the planet. Buckel was 60 years old. His body [...]

Columbus Activists Turn Out To Support ‘Black Pride 4’ Protesters During Sentencing

By Prince Shakur, Injusticetoday.com -

On March 13, roughly two dozen community activists and supporters gathered outside a courtroom in Franklin County Municipal Court to support four young activists accused of disrupting last June’s [...]

‘Complicity Is Horrifying,’ No Justice No Pride Action

By No Justice No Pride, www.popularresistance.org -

By No Justice No Pride. On October 28th, the Human Rights Campaign held its 21st annual “national dinner,” a lavish $400-per-plate fundraiser at the Washington, DC convention center. Celebrities, [...]

Jeff Sessions Issues Directive Undercutting LGBT Protections

By Staff, www.theguardian.com -

By Staff of The Guardian - The attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Friday issued a sweeping directive that undercuts federal protections for LGBT people, telling agencies to do as much as [...]

UN Resolution Condemns Use Of Death Penalty To Target LGBTQ People

By Zack Ford, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Zack Ford for Think Progress - The United Nations approved a resolution Friday condemning the use of the death penalty in a discriminatory fashion, including its use to punish “apostasy, [...]