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...

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.

“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.

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...

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.

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...

Solidarity is the key to advancing LGBT rights

This June, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement marks the 37th anniversary of the June 27, 1969 Stonewall Rebellion. Millions of LGBT people, friends and supporters everywhere will be marching, rallying and celebrating the struggle for LGBT liberation.

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.

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...