Articles tagged with lgbt

Joanna Wuest

Companies are unreliable allies in the fight for queer rights and social justice. We must rebuild a working people’s movement.

Mary Bernstein

In the fight for LGBTQ equality, the law is often the last thing to change.

Michael Bronski

Challenges to Christian political control are often spun as being threats to child welfare. “Don’t Say Gay” laws are the latest in a long history dating back to medieval attacks on Jews.

Jack Parlett

Leo Bersani was a groundbreaking queer studies scholar who rejected the word “queer.” We can still learn from his contrarian sense of what made homosexuals unique.

Judith Levine

“Don’t Say Gay” laws can be traced to the Reagan-era crusade to put “parents’ rights” before the interests of children.

Emil Edenborg

A pervasive ideology of “traditional values” has taken hold in Russia, portraying LGBT rights as existential threats to the nation.

Samuel Clowes Huneke

In the 1970s, gay and lesbian West Germans sought to answer the question of what it meant to forge political solidarity from sexual identity.

Joseph J. Fischel

The Supreme Court recognizes the right of consenting adults to an erotic life free of state control. Given that, it shouldn’t matter whether sex is your job.

Mark D. Jordan

Against the philosopher’s dying wish, the final volume of History of Sexuality has now been published. How should we approach it, and what can it teach us about how Christianity shaped the modern self?

Feminist activists of the Women Against Pornography (WAP) group in a protest 'March On Times Square', in New York City, 20th October 1979.
Lisa Duggan

The 1980s sex wars are most strongly associated with conflict over pornography. But a central component, often lost in present-day recollections, was a debate over the politics of queer desire.