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 [...]

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 [...]