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What women are fighting for

March 7, 2015

International Women’s Day is a good time to examine some crucial struggles for women, including pay equity and livable wages. This topic arose starkly at the Feb. 22 Academy Awards when a well-known actor, Patricia Arquette, stressed in her award acceptance speech that it’s time for women in [...]

LGBTQ marriage equality fight moves ahead

January 19, 2015

For almost 400 years, since the first English settlers began stealing land from the original inhabitants of North America, legal practice has been to deny couples of the same sex the right to marry. The walls of denial finally began to crumble in 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to [...]

Michigan struggle demands transgender civil rights

December 11, 2014

Detroit — The victories for marriage equality represent a huge advance for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer movement in the United States. Two-thirds of the U.S. population now live in states that permit or recognize same-sex unions. It is wholly possible that the U.S. Supreme Court [...]

A tribute to Leslie Feinberg

December 3, 2014

Leslie Feinberg speaks at Madison Square Garden Theater rally of 6,000 people in 2000 to demand freedom for political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Many people involved in the fight for a better world are at this time feeling a great sadness at the loss of Leslie Feinberg, whose contributions in the [...]

Phony gay rights bill throws trans community under the bus in Michigan

December 2, 2014

There is no question that the victories for marriage equality represent a huge advance for the LGBTQ movement. Two-thirds of the U.S. population now lives in states that permit or recognize same-sex unions. It is wholly possible that the U.S. Supreme Court will compel states that still discriminate [...]

Same-sex marriage fight not over

November 13, 2014

After being buoyed by a string of victories, the movement for the right to marry was set back Nov. 6 when the Sixth District Court of Appeals upheld bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. In October, the four appellate courts had upheld lower court rulings overturning [...]

Hate crime reform a snake oil cure for LGBTQ oppression

October 1, 2014

Philadelphia — In the wake of the recent gay bashing in Philadelphia, let’s not be fooled into thinking that cops and more incarceration will be our salvation. On Sept. 11, a group of at least three people — including a daughter of the Chalfont, Pa., chief of police — allegedly attacked [...]

LGBTQ and bus drivers’ union solidarity

June 17, 2014

By Garrett Dicembre and Gerry Scoppettuolo LGBTQ activists honor Boston school bus drivers union in Pride March.WW photo: Stevan Kirschbaum Boston —  The $15-and-a-union struggle sweeping the country rolled through the streets of Boston on Gay Pride, June 14, as several union contingents [...]

Motor City Pride

June 11, 2014

WW photo: Kris Hamel “Motor City Pride,” a June 7-8 festival with a march the second day, drew tens of thousands from all over southeast Michigan to downtown Detroit this year. Even more than in previous years, the struggle for marriage equality took center stage. Same-sex couples won a huge [...]

All issues are LGBTQ issues!

June 6, 2014

WW photo: Garrett Dicembre The annual Pride Parade in Buffalo is huge, raucous and wonderfully well-attended, but for many years it has been depoliticized by corporate sponsorship, becoming a party rather than a rallying point for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. For the parade [...]
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