Cops Brutalize And Arrest Queer Marchers On Anniversary Of Stonewall

By Tatiana Cozzarelli, Left Voice. -

Just one day before the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a riot against the police led by trans women of color, New York City cops brutalized and arrested marchers as well as a street [...]

Coming Out Against Imperialism

By James Greig and Omar Shweiki, Tribune Magazine. -

‘Gay Liberation is for the homosexual who stands up, and fights back.’ In 1970, the year after the Stonewall riots, fliers for the first Christopher Street Liberation Day captured the theory, [...]

Honoring The Movement To End Discrimination Against LGBTQ People

By Scott McCoy, Southern Poverty Law Center. -

June is Pride Month – a time set aside to honor the Stonewall uprising, which launched the movement to end discriminatory laws against LGBTQ people – and to remember the many important cultural [...]

Police Not Allowed to Participate in Denver PrideFest

By Blayke Roznowski, The Denver Channel -

Denver — The Center on Colax confirmed Tuesday police will not be allowed to participate in the 2021 Denver PrideFest parade or as exhibitors. The Center, who hosts PrideFest, released the [...]

Republicans Are Quietly Giving Up On Anti-Trans Bills

By Molly Sprayregen, LGBTQ Nation. -

Bills targeting the transgender community have stalled all over the country this week as legislators debate the effects these laws will have on trans youth. 2021 has marked an onslaught of [...]

Patriarchy And The Pandemic

By Surangya, People's Dispatch. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it agonizingly clear that the systems under which we are living were already broken. The pandemic has only exacerbated the crisis of the capitalist system and [...]

Is Movement Journalism Needed During Reckoning Over Race And Inequality?

By Tina Vasquez, Nieman Reports. -

Last summer I found myself at the M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge in Jackson, Mississippi. Considered “the epicenter of the civil rights movement,” the well-worn building was once the training site for [...]

Florida Teen Wins Transgender Rights Suit In Federal Court

By Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News. -

After a three-year legal battle, a transgender teen in Florida has emerged victorious in a federal lawsuit over equal access to restrooms. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th [...]

The Stonewall Riots Didn’t Start The Gay Rights Movement

By Greggor Mattson, JStor Daily. -

Despite what you may hear during this year’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations, Stonewall was not the spark that ignited the gay rights movement. The story is well known: A routine police raid [...]

Why Stonewall?

By Matthew Wills, JStor Daily. -

The Stonewall riot/uprising/rebellion of June 1969 is generally remembered as the beginning of the “gay liberation movement.” On the night of June 27th, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a [...]

LGBTQ Pride At 50

By Jeff McMillan, AP News. -

Scranton, PA - LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year a little short on its signature fanfare, after the coronavirus pandemic drove it to the internet and after calls for racial equality sparked by [...]

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of LGBTQ Rights

By Bil Browning, LGBTQ Nation. -

The Supreme Court just issued a landmark decision penned by Neil Gorsuch, a conservative justice appointed by President Donald J. Trump, deciding that “An employer who fires an individual merely [...]

LGBTQ Advocates Protest Bigoted Organization That Set Up A Field Hospital

By Amy Yensi, NY1.com. -

When it opened in March, the field hospital set up at Central Park was meant to increase hospital beds during the coronavirus crisis. More than 300 patients were treated at the temporary [...]

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 [...]