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Boston St. Patrick’s Day Peace march

By March 19, 2014

March 16 — Solidarity overwhelmed bigotry on the streets of South Boston this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. For 20 years the Allied War Veterans organization has rejected openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people from marching in its traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as anti-war and peace groups led by the local […]


Michael Sam: Big step forward for LGBTQ athletes

By February 18, 2014
Michael Sam

By Scott Williams and Imani Henry “I’m a college graduate, African-American, and I’m gay.” With these words spoken on Feb. 9, Michael Sam, an All-American college defensive back with the highly ranked Missouri Tigers in 2013, could potentially make history as the first openly gay male recruited to a National Football League football team. Historically […]


Black & Pink San Diego shows moving film on imprisoned transgender women

By January 15, 2014
WW photo:  Gloria Verdieu

San Diego, Calif. — A film showing the blatant discrimination that transgender people endure in the prison system was shown here on Jan. 12. The screening of “Cruel & Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison,” followed by a discussion about the prison-industrial complex, was hosted by Black & Pink San Diego. The moving and caring documentary […]


Fighting for people’s power

By December 9, 2013
Larry Hales

  Talk given at the 2013 WWP conference by Larry Hales. What drives us as revolutionaries is our ability to generalize from our individual hardships — to see them not as personal misfortunes, but as stemming from systemic exploitation and oppression in an uncaring system, one that puts the interests of the few over the […]


Michigan Election Day victory for LGBTQ rights

By November 17, 2013

Across the country, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities celebrated two big victories. First, Illinois became the 15th state to recognize same-sex marriages. Then, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to ban job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. On Election Day, the LGBTQ population of Southeast Michigan was […]


Anti-racists shut down white supremacists in Philadelphia

By October 21, 2013
Anti-racist activists confront skinheads.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Around 200 anti-racist activists, primarily young people, stopped the skinheads in their tracks, physically confronting their gathering in a triumphant show of people’s power. Chanting “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, white supremacists go away!” the demonstrators held the line and stopped the racists from finishing their march. For the seventh year in a row, the white supremacist […]


Historic same-sex victory: Joy, challenges

By July 2, 2013

On Christopher Street in New York City, the Stonewall Inn opened early on the morning of June 26. At this small, working-class bar in late June 1969, a rebellion against police raids gave rise to the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movement. Now, 44 years later and 10 years after that movement forced […]


Study on poverty shows LGBTQ people need jobs!

By June 26, 2013

By Imani Henry and Johnnie Lewis The societal myth that the vast majority of LGBTQ-identified people in the U.S. are white, affluent men who are disconnected from the day-to-day struggles of working-class people has been completely debunked by a recent economic study. The U.S. ruling class and the right wing use this myth to ostracize […]


WW salutes LGBTQ heroes B. Manning & CeCe McDonald


Pride annually honors and commemorates the 1969 Stonewall rebellion, when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, primarily people of color, fought back against police brutality and harassment of LGBT communities. When police attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan in New York City, bar patrons and […]


Pride marchers demand transgender rights

By June 18, 2013
Pride contingent demands ‘Free CeCe McDonald and B. Manning’; with author Leslie Feinberg, lower right (seated).WW photo: Minnie Bruce Pratt

Syracuse, N.Y — CNY Solidarity marched loud and proud at Central New York Pride on June 15. Youth activists organized and led the contingent. The number of marchers participating in the group doubled from the 2012 march. They held signs high that argued the need to link anti-racist struggle and the fight against lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]