Cuba: ‘for families free of homophobia’

An interview with Mariela Castro The following interview by Dalia González Delgado originally appeared in Granma Internacional. Director of the National Sex Education Center (CENESEX) and...

A history of LGBTQ workers’ struggles

Decades of fighting discrimination on the job On February 16, 1991 when Cheryl Summerville was called into the manager’s office, she had already heard that...

Responding to hate crimes: from protest to resistance

The killing of Mark Carson, a 32-year-old gay man from Harlem, in the early morning hours of May 18, in the heart of Greenwich...

The AIDS fight back: reflection from a revolutionary

I remember in the 1980s having to sneak into the hospital to be with my partner, lover, best friend, when he lay dying. Obviously,...

Trans people fight back on many fronts

The LGBTQ struggle has a basic unity in the fight to overturn oppression based on sexual orientation & patriarchal gender norms. But while “lesbian” “gay” & “bisexual” describe a sexual orientation, “trans” describes a gender identity.

Massive march demands full equality for LGBT people

The Oct. 11 demonstration of 250,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, along with their straight allies, in Washington, D.C., marked a potentially huge turning point in the struggle for equality.

Harvey Milk’s legacy of struggle continues

Nov. 27 will mark the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician elected to public office in the United States. Milk served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in the late 1970s before his untimely death at the hands of a right-wing, racist, anti-gay former city supervisor.

Insuring the rights won by the LGBTQ movement

Despite the period of political reaction in the United States started in the 1980s, the lesbian-gay-bi-transgendered movement has achieved significant gains in winning some...

30 years after the Dade County struggle for LGBT rights

Every June, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community celebrates the ongoing struggle for full equality and liberation. It is a time when we assess where we are as a community and movement by looking back and analyzing past struggles to better plan future victories.

AIDS: Grappling with a global crisis

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a day focused on remembering the tens of millions of people who have died from AIDS worldwide and the more than 40 million currently infected, many in oppressed countries. AIDS care and prevention programs are still underfunded or nonexistent in many countries.