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LGBTQ Activism news and analysis from The Nation
August 18, 2021
Why Transphobia Is at the Heart of the White Power Movement
Gender nonconformity threatens a worldview that is fixated on immutable and antiquated gender roles.
August 3, 2021
Why Brazil’s First Trans State Legislator Built a Refuge for Black Queer and Trans People
Erica Malunguinho, an artist, educator, and politician, is fighting for an inclusive future.
Thomas Jean Lax
July 28, 2021
The Trouble With ‘the LGBT Community’
Under capitalism, LGBT has become a convenient acronym to sell rainbow flags and political candidates.
June 29, 2021
The Fight for LGBTQ Rights Must Include Reparations
If passed, a Senate resolution introduced in June would apologize to LGBTQ federal workers for historical acts of discrimination. Real reparations demand far more.
Omar G. Encarnación
June 14, 2021
Remembering the Pulse Massacre
On June 12, 2016, a gunman killed 49 and wounded 53 people, during “Latin Night” at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fl.
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June 1, 2021
As Pride Month Begins, Republicans Double Down on Restricting Transgender Americans
An unprecedented effort in state legislatures across the country.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 28, 2021
An American Sports Icon’s Legacy of LGBTQ Rights
Billie Jean King’s long history of activism proved that the personal is political.
May 7, 2021
The Last Laugh
Scene, Not Seen. Scenes from our series “The Greater Quiet” for the week of May 3.
April 2, 2021
Migrant Massage Workers Don’t Need to Be Rescued
Wu, a member of the sex worker collective Red Canary Song, discusses body work at the intersection of class, race, gender, and whorephobia.
March 30, 2021
Visibility Alone Will Not Keep Transgender Youth Safe
This Trans Day of Visibility, we must be active in the fight against anti-trans legislation proliferating across the country, starting with Arkansas, Alabama, and South Dakota.