LGBTQ Activism

2023 Student Protests

The Year of the Youth The Year of the Youth

Over the last year, we’ve seen an extraordinary surge in student organizing around LGBTQ rights, climate change, labor, Palestine, and more.

Dec 22, 2023 / StudentNation / StudentNation

Don't Say Gay Bill Protest

The New “Lavender Scare” in America’s Schools The New “Lavender Scare” in America’s Schools

Modern anti-gay legislation mirrors the mass hysteria of the Lavender Scare, when thousands of gay people were fired or forced to resign from their jobs.

Dec 20, 2023 / StudentNation / Ariana Lee

Holly Maguigan stands at a podium smiling, giving a speech.

When Women Fought Back: Holly Maguigan’s Legacy in the Law When Women Fought Back: Holly Maguigan’s Legacy in the Law

Her work forced the law to embrace a feminist conception of danger, threat, and defending yourself and your family.

Dec 14, 2023 / Katherine Franke

Two children walk along a dirt road in front of a field of huts.

The Progressive Refugee Policy That Puts the West to Shame The Progressive Refugee Policy That Puts the West to Shame

Uganda’s role as a co-convenor of the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva this week should raise urgent questions about the interests behind its much-lauded open-door refugee policy.

Dec 12, 2023 / Natasha Hakimi Zapata

What Made the Lights Go Out in Moore County?

What Made the Lights Go Out in Moore County? What Made the Lights Go Out in Moore County?

As a drag show was taking place in the North Carolina region, an attack on the electrical grid shut the power down.

Dec 4, 2023 / Feature / Laura Flanders

Close up photograph of Amber Hollibaugh looking up into camerca

Revolution? Hell Yes!  Remembering Amber Hollibaugh Revolution? Hell Yes!  Remembering Amber Hollibaugh

The writer, who died last month, spent a lifetime breaking silences around sex.

Nov 28, 2023 / Obituary / JoAnn Wypijewski

Gaza’s Queer Palestinians Fight to Be Remembered

Gaza’s Queer Palestinians Fight to Be Remembered Gaza’s Queer Palestinians Fight to Be Remembered

Through the online platform Queering the Map, stories of queer Palestinians can live on forever, asserting to the world that they do, in fact, exist.

Nov 16, 2023 / Multimedia / Sarah O’Neal

Pope Francis presides with the College of Cardinals for the opening of the General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on October 4, 2023, in Vatican City.

The Pope Wants Us to Talk About Sexuality and Climate Change The Pope Wants Us to Talk About Sexuality and Climate Change

In his new text and recently convened synod, he’s encouraging dialogue. It’s going to take a lot of work.

Oct 11, 2023 / Michael F. Pettinger

Former Washington Nationals player Sean Doolittle pitching

Sean Doolittle, Baseball’s Left-Wing Lefty, Retires Sean Doolittle, Baseball’s Left-Wing Lefty, Retires

How the Nationals’ star reliever became the conscience of baseball.

Oct 6, 2023 / Peter Dreier

Trump speaking at book banning, anti-trans, 'parental values' moms for liberty conference

Want to Know How Far-Reaching the Right-Wing Movement Against Free Expression in Schools Is? Want to Know How Far-Reaching the Right-Wing Movement Against Free Expression in Schools Is?

PEN America just released a scary report.

Sep 26, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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