Why Are Republicans Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People?
Sonali Kolhatkar: Transgender people, like immigrants, voters of color, and those seeking abortions, are the latest scapegoats that the GOP is counting on to fuel bigotry among its base.
Is There Any Better Time Than Now For a General Strike?
Sonali Kolhatkar: Workers deemed “essential” have been forced to work in order to keep their jobs but offered little recompense or even protection from the virus.
The Radical Faeries at 40: Rainbow Capitalism or Queer Liberation?
Don Kilhefner: A different model for gay community organizing was put forth that included issues of identity, purpose, race, and class.
New Year, New Gym: Is Your Gym Trans-Inclusive?
Aditi Fruitwala and Jacqueline Delgadillo: Some gyms permit members to use the facilities that align with their gender identity, while other gyms discriminate against transgender people by requiring members to use the facilities of their “biological sex”, a paradigm that is both discriminatory and unworkable.
Rev. Irene Monroe: "The Stonewall turbulence started on the backs of working-class African American and Latinx queers who patronized the bar. Those brown and black LGBTQ people are not only absent from the photos of that night, but they have been bleached from its written history."
Jailed Transwoman Fought for Her Dignity
Irene Monroe: Jane Doe recalled an incident where “male guards forced her to stand, cuffed and naked for 30 minutes, in front of the open door to her cell, exposing her body to at least a dozen male prisoners who gawked and made crude sexual remarks about her breasts.”
LA Is the Home of the LGBT Community – and Here’s Why
With the LGBT community often seen as ‘other’ by certain groups, activists and business owners in LA are helping to foster a more inclusive culture in the mainstream.
Supreme Court Upholds Transgender Military Ban with a No “Blanket Ban”
Irene Monroe: If Trump had his way, he would militarily eradicate transgender people from existence. Tuesday, Trump’s Supreme Court delivered his wish in supporting the exclusion of transgender men and women.
Gay Pride: Keep Marching to DTLA
Jewel Thais-Williams and Don Kilhefner: Gay Pride would again become the site of a grassroots and netroots—not a parade with alienating floats by banks and liquor companies. It would again commemorate the Stonewall Uprising—the swish and rage heard 'round the world