Articles tagged with lgbt

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.

Joseph J. Fischel

Porn performers have a unique vision for labor justice and erotic fulfillment, but they face draconian regulation and exploitative work conditions.

Andrew Spieldenner

“I was living in fast-forward, trying desperately to have a life before I died.” A veteran AIDS activist recalls living in the Bay Area during the 1990s, the queer people of color usually left out of the epidemic’s history, and how the decade taught him to value endings.

Kathryn Bond Stockton

Gender rarely lives up to our expectations, and a lot of what we think of as gender actually has more to do with race and money.

Joseph J. Fischel

Arguments that kink has no place in a post-#MeToo Pride may appear reasonable, but celebrating public sexuality is an important step toward a future free of racism and homophobia.

Jules Joanne Gleeson

The public’s obsession with why some people are trans burdens an already marginalized community, and misses the opportunity to ask more interesting questions about identity formation.

Ed Pavlić

Critics tend to discount Rich’s later poems, fundamentally misunderstanding how they engage her radical vision of community.

David Grundy

John Wieners was one of the most important gay poets of his generation, but subsequent decades have seen him all but forgotten. A new collection of his letters vividly returns him to readers.