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Protesters fight Scott Walker’s anti-worker platform

July 24, 2015

Hundreds of activists participated in the “Oppose Scott Walker’s Wall Street Agenda” protest July 13 at the Waukesha County Expo Center, where Wisconsin Gov. Walker officially announced he’s running for U.S. president. Beside the workers who make it run, the suburb of Waukesha near [...]

Right-wing backlash to marriage equality victory

July 16, 2015

As poll after poll demonstrates, public opinion is on the side of marriage equality. That seismic shift in political consciousness was a factor in the June 26 Supreme Court ruling striking down state marriage bans. Now, however, powerful and well-funded political forces have launched a coordinated [...]

Trans immigrant Jennicet Gutiérrez challenges Obama

July 1, 2015

Jennicet Gutiérrez disrupting President Obama. How should the progressive or the immigrant rights movement respond to the Democratic Party’s policies and actions on immigration? Jennicet Gutiérrez has shown how. On June 24, Gutiérrez, a Mexican transgender woman, boldly and courageously took [...]

LGBTQ victory shows that mass struggle wins rights

June 29, 2015

Michigan plaintiffs Jayne Rowse, left, and April DeBoer with their four children at Motor City Pride, June 7.WW photo: Kris Hamel June 26 was a day of huge celebrations. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. Laws defining marriage as “between one man and one woman” came [...]

Sexual Minorities Archives: ‘Queer Archiving = Queer Activism’

June 28, 2015

Ben Power marches with Stonewall Warriors for CeCe McDonald, Chelsea Manning and justice for Trayvon Martin, Boston Pride, 2012.WW photo: Stevan KIrschbaum For LGBTQ Pride, WW Contributing Editor Minnie Bruce Pratt interviewed longtime anti-racist Transgender activist Ben Power Alwin, curator of [...]

Black Lives Matter statement at Boston Pride

June 21, 2015

Boston marchers, June 13.WW photo: Stevan Kirschbaum We demand fair and equitable Pride fees. It is an outrage that community organizations and nonprofits, serving the most vulnerable of our LGBTQ community, cannot afford to march. We demand a higher corporate rate that covers the expense and fees [...]

Book review: ‘Out in the Union’

June 21, 2015

“Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America,” by Miriam Frank, Temple University Press, 2014 The importance of “Out in the Union” is clear from the first page. Here is a book devoted solely to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer labor history, a contribution that is long [...]

Motor City Pride: The fight is not over

June 10, 2015

WW photo: Kris Hamel Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and their allies, took to the streets June 7 in the annual Motor City Pride parade. Thousands more attended the weekend-long celebration in downtown Detroit. While the parade and festival celebrated the many [...]

Supreme Court pressed to grant right to marry

May 8, 2015

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments for and against legalizing same-sex marriage. Plaintiffs from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee — where state courts upheld same-sex marriage bans — brought cases opposing the bans before the high court. The court’s ruling, [...]
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