“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.

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 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,...

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.

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.

The 1969 Stonewall rebellion and lessons for today

The Stonewall uprising that began on June 27, 1969, in New York City was a shot that rang out around the world. It marked the arrival of the mass movement for equality for lesbians, gay men, transgender and bisexual men and women.