Category: Queer Issues

Rory Carroll: San Francisco takes pride in same-sex ruling but caution underlies celebration

Euphoria over same-sex marriage legalisation was tinged by memories of past injustice and warnings of future political battles

Richard Falk: America at Its Best is Strange

For all that is wrong with what the United States is doing to others throughout the world, these explorations on the frontiers of personal freedom might be the start of a better page of national history

Bill Berkowitz: Ukraine: the Next Christian RIght’s Anti-Gay Battleground?

Embolden by influencing the appalling anti-gay laws in Uganda, U.S. religious right-wing leaders appear to have set their sights on Ukraine’s gay laws

Eleanor Bader: The Knights of Columbus’ Efforts Against Choice and Marriage Equality

The group has grown to become the largest Catholic lay organization in the world, with 1.8 million male members

Sriram Ananth: Mozilla Firefox CEO Resignation

And The White, Middle-Class Queer Community America Has Chosen To Accept

Jamilah King: Michael Sam Didn’t Get Here on His Own

It’s his teammates who will ultimately need to welcome and support Sam

Laurie Penny: Less Homophobic Than Russia?

Flying the rainbow flag for Sochi is a nice gesture, but western nations should look at their own treatment of LGBT people

Dave Zirin: The LGBT Movement Takes Aim at Sochi

The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history

Ally Fogg: Alan Turing’s Pardon is Wrong

It is shocking to realise that there are still people alive today who were unjustly criminalised in their youth

Doug Ireland: America Only Gets Queerer

If you’re one of those people who think history is dull, boring, and irrelevant to your life today, Michael Bronski’s brilliant new “Queer History of the United States,” just published by Beacon Press, should disabuse you of such blinkered notions. Bronski has been one of our most articulate and original gay liberationist writers and journalists Read more…

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