Articles in gender & sexuality tagged with lgbt

Britt Rusert

History has tended to sanitize the lives of abolitionists, many of whom were involved in other radical movements as well, including Free Love, which promoted women’s independence and an end to traditional marriage.

Micki McElya Social Justice Ally 1
Micki McElya

Before allies were included in the LGBT movement, they had never been afforded equal footing within a social justice movement. But is this an effective strategy for building solidarity?

David Ritz Marvin Gaye
David Ritz

Grammy winner David Ritz, who cowrote Marvin Gaye’s legendary “Sexual Healing,” recalls how the song emerged from Gaye’s struggles with faith, drug addiction, and childhood abuse.

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Samuel Clowes Huneke

In our search for a useful past, we need to be careful whom we name as the heroes of queer history.

Stonewall Mattachine Pete Buttigieg
Micki McElya

The press has crowned Buttigieg the inheritor of Stonewall’s legacy, but this doesn’t square with what we know of Stonewall activists and the world they hoped to create.

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Samuel Clowes Huneke

A gay golden age in East Germany reveals that Soviet politics were more dynamic than we admit—and that gay rights has less to do with democracy than we tend to assume.

Andrea Lawlor Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl feature
Andrea Lawlor Spencer Quong

Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is being celebrated as the vanguard of a new trans lit. In this interview, Lawlor talks about Paul’s origins, trans identity, and the future of queer literature.

Jeremy Lybarger Andrea Dworkin
Jeremy Lybarger

Andrea Dworkin is remembered for saying that all sex is rape—even though she never said that. A new collection reintroduces the radical feminist to the next generation of “nasty women.”

Hugh Ryan After Marriage
Hugh Ryan

Did the success of gay marriage erode the radical potential of queer politics?

Michael Bronski

Seventies activists wanted to emancipate kids and destroy the nuclear family—so how did we end up with gay marriage instead?