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Introduction to LGBTQ Oppression
Struggle for marriage equality advances

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 2004, not a single state allowed for same-sex marriage. Now, same-sex couples can get married in 19 states, the District of...

Cuba: ‘for families free of homophobia’

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 editor of the Sexology and Society magazine, a graduate in Education,...

Trans people fight back on many fronts

Note: I use “trans” here to include the transgender spectrum but also genderqueer and gender nonconforming people (essentially everyone whose gender identities do not match the identities assigned to them at birth). The LGBTQ struggle has a basic unity in the fight to...

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. The demand of the National Equality March was clear:...

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 1969 Stonewall rebellion and lessons for today

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 modern mass movement for equality for lesbians, gay men, transgender and bisexual men and women. Small articles in the New York...