LGBTQ Activism

Then–US President Donald Trump holds a Bible outside of St. John's Episcopal church in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020. Trump was due to make a televised address to the nation after days of protests against police brutality.

Hit Trump on Theocracy, Not Hypocrisy Hit Trump on Theocracy, Not Hypocrisy

The former president’s alliance with religious fanatics is a far bigger problem than his lack of piety.

Feb 23, 2024 / Jeet Heer

trans rights demonstration

The War on Transgender Kids Took the Life of Nex Benedict The War on Transgender Kids Took the Life of Nex Benedict

America eats its young through legislation that valorizes bullying.

Feb 22, 2024 / Dave Zirin

Erin Reed.

The Mainstream Media Is Failing Trans People. These Journalists Are Fighting Back. The Mainstream Media Is Failing Trans People. These Journalists Are Fighting Back.

A small but influential group of trans journalists are covering trans issues in a way that too many leading outlets refuse to do.

Feb 22, 2024 / Emmet Fraizer

People attend a signing ceremony for the Respect for Marriage Act at the White House

This Valentine’s Day, It’s Not Just Love That’s on the Ballot This Valentine’s Day, It’s Not Just Love That’s on the Ballot

Basic dignity is threatened as LGBTQ+ freedoms are increasingly endangered.

Feb 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

A ChamberQUEER performance at Branded Saloon in Brooklyn.

The Future of Classical Music Is Queer The Future of Classical Music Is Queer

There’s a new vitality in the classical music scene—and it would simply not exist without the creativity and support of queer people.

Jan 29, 2024 / Max Keller

When Her Neighbors Began Dying, the World Looked Away

When Her Neighbors Began Dying, the World Looked Away When Her Neighbors Began Dying, the World Looked Away

A new podcast takes us back to the early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis, when a mystery virus began spreading among New York’s Black and brown communities.

Jan 25, 2024 / Editorial / Lizzy Ratner

What Wouldn’t Jesus Do?

What Wouldn’t Jesus Do? What Wouldn’t Jesus Do?

The speaker of the house can tell you.

Jan 11, 2024 / OppArt / Robbie Conal

President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders during a 2020 presidential primary debate.

Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency Democrats and the Left: A Mutual Dependency

Mass movements stoke the fires of popular discontent, but only the state can pass laws and overhaul key institutions.

Jan 9, 2024 / Michael Kazin

Love Is Love, Always

Love Is Love, Always Love Is Love, Always

Pope Francis formally approved letting Catholic priests bless same-sex couples.

Jan 4, 2024 / OppArt / Andrea Arroyo

A priest blesses a lesbian couple in Munich.

Why LGBTQ Catholics Are Ambivalent About the “Gift” of Same-Sex Blessings Why LGBTQ Catholics Are Ambivalent About the “Gift” of Same-Sex Blessings

For some, it’s a watershed moment and for others it’s a piddling half-step. But it has the radical potential to encourage some very important conversations.

Jan 3, 2024 / Michael F. Pettinger

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