Before Stonewall: The LGBTQ movement behind Compton’s Cafeteria riot

in 1966, courageous fighters ushered in a new wave of militant, class-conscious queer organizing.

“Our armies are rising:” Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson

In the pantheon of figures in the history of LGBTQ struggles, few stand higher than Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.

Resolution of the Party for Socialism and Liberation: Marriage equality and...

The PSL's position derives not only from the study of Marxism but also accumulated experience over decades in the struggles of the LGBTQ community.

Struggle for marriage equality advances

The fight for equal same-sex marriage rights has dominated much of the news and activism of the LGBTQ community over the last decade. In...

The Marxist understanding of the roots of LGBTQ oppression

Revolutionary struggle and LGBTQ liberation Every ruling class in history declares that their order is the “natural” state of society. According to this sort of history—which...

The fight over Chelsea Manning with the SF Pride Board

Support for Manning reflects anti-war sentiment Chelsea Manning, a U.S. army soldier and anti-war activist who faces life in prison for exposing war crimes committed...

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,...