Articles tagged with lgbt

Samuel Huneke Frank Kameny Eric Cervini Deviants War LGBT employment Supreme Court Title VII
Samuel Clowes Huneke

In 1961 Frank Kameny became the first person to ask the Supreme Court to protect the employment rights of homosexuals. The fact that the Court finally has—sixty years later—points to both the successes and agonies of a legalistic approach to activism.

Mark Jordan Our Identities Ourselves orientation LGBT
Mark D. Jordan

Adhering to a particular sexual or gender identity may mean abandoning the things that make us most unique. So why has identity become the default for talking about who we are and what we desire?

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John Stoltenberg

On the fifteenth anniversary of Dworkin’s death, her longtime partner observes that she is often invoked to support beliefs she actively repudiated in her work.

Amy Hoffman HIV AIDS COVID-19
Amy Hoffman

During the AIDS crisis, different contingents of the LGBTQ movement set aside their differences to prioritize mutual care. What can we learn from this strategy today? And why is it still so difficult to talk about AIDS?

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Michael Bronski

The HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics are very different, but both reveal that the United States has never understood the connection between community and personal well-being.

Marta Figlerowicz Garth Greenwell Cleanness
Marta Figlerowicz

Garth Greenwell’s Cleanness movingly depicts the vulnerabilities of queer desire, but it also continues a long tradition of exoticizing Eastern European sexuality.

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Anne Fausto-Sterling

Appeals to the biological facts conceal a deeper contest over political equality—and scientific authority itself.

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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.