LGBTQ Activism

A press conference by the Congressional Equality Caucus in 2023.

As the NCAA Debates New Rules, Trans Athletes Are Left Out of the Conversation As the NCAA Debates New Rules, Trans Athletes Are Left Out of the Conversation

At least 24 states have restricted transgender athletes’ participation in sports, and these policymaking decisions often lack input from those most affected.

Jun 20, 2024 / StudentNation / Liam Beran

Lawson with microphone

The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024 The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024

The “greatest teacher of nonviolence in America” was a mentor to generations of activists, from Martin Luther King Jr. to today’s union organizers and immigrant rights campaigners...

Jun 13, 2024 / Obituary / Peter Dreier

Marchers in tie-dyed t-shirts hold a sign reading

Transphobia Spreads in a “Haven” for LGBTQ Youth Transphobia Spreads in a “Haven” for LGBTQ Youth

For young people in Massachusetts facing queer- and transphobia, the statehouse feels very far away.

Jun 11, 2024 / Comment / Emmet Fraizer

Pope Francis leading the weekly general audience in Vatican City.

Why Did a Progressive Pope Use a Gay Slur? Why Did a Progressive Pope Use a Gay Slur?

Given Francis’s apparent embrace of LGBTQ people, many found his use of the offensive term frociaggine confounding—blame fragile masculinity.

Jun 11, 2024 / Michael F. Pettinger

Pride and Joy

Pride and Joy Pride and Joy

Pride Month (June) celebrates and commemorates the contributions and struggles of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Pride Month began after the Stonewall riots...

Jun 3, 2024 / OppArt / Andrea Arroyo

Dr. Hilary Cass in London

What the Cass Review Means for Trans Kids in Britain—and Beyond What the Cass Review Means for Trans Kids in Britain—and Beyond

A new review of gender-affirming healthcare in England could change the way gender-questioning children and young everywhere people receive care.

Apr 19, 2024 / Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Pope Francis gives Regina Coeli address on Easter Monday.

The Vatican’s Bewildering New Declaration The Vatican’s Bewildering New Declaration

It’s raised controversy with its unfortunate treatment of trans people. But its own arguments support their right to self-determination.

Apr 16, 2024 / Michael F. Pettinger

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

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