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LGBTQ Activism

LGBTQ Activism news and analysis from The Nation

  • June 24, 1999

    No Protection for Gays

    There's a bill speeding its way through Congress that would shred much of the protection against discrimination provided by the dozens of local and state gay civil rights laws.

    Doug Ireland

  • June 24, 1999

    Rebuilding the Gay Movement

    When Republican Senator Al D'Amato was endorsed for re-election last November by the Human Rights Campaign--the nation's wealthiest gay civil rights lobby--the HRC's appalling decision crystalliz

    Doug Ireland

  • June 24, 1999

    Love and Hate in Laramie

    Research assistance: Robin Reardon.

    Donna Minkowitz

  • June 24, 1999

    The Truth About Hate Crimes Laws

    For whatever reasons, it took the death of a young gay white man at the hands of two other young white men in Wyoming to bring the issue of violence aimed at lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transge

    Richard Kim

  • June 10, 1999

    The Officer and the Diva

    This spring, two important chapters in the surprising story of Israeli gay and lesbian politics concluded.

    Joshua Gamson

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  • February 18, 1999

    Nonsilence = Death, Too?

    In seven novels and a collection of essays published since 1981, Sarah Schulman has methodically chronicled the history of her longtime neighborhood, Manhattan's East Village.

    Mark J. Huisman

  • January 2, 1998

    Where’s the Revolution?

    When I came out in Boston in the mid-1970s, I had no way of knowing that the lesbian and gay movement I was discovering was in many ways unique.

    Barbara Smith

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