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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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