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2015: Year of the Arsonist

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Like African Americans, women, immigrants and religious minorities before us, LGBT people have faced a backlash ever since we first stood up for ourselves. Organizations come and go, and the focus of our efforts changes; but the work of democracy continues.

How Indifference Is (One) Sign of LGBT Progress

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

The question has been raised: is the point of the gay rights movement to make us accepted as normal, or to get the larger society to accept what makes us special?

Chief Justice John Roberts' 'Snippets' Dissent

Charles Francis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Francis

"Snippets" of legislative history are not a reason to "tar the political branches with the brush of bigotry," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his dissent in Windsor, supporting the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Roberts could have risen above "snippets" to look at congressional history itself.

Marking a Civil Rights Milestone, Elitism Is Robbing LGBT Movement of Power to 'Make Good the Promise of America'

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

When LGBT organization leaders meet in their national conclaves and fail to include HIV/AIDS on their agenda, they send a clear message to gay men whose health and lives continue to be at great risk from HIV, particularly young African-American gay men: "We're first. Go to the back of the bus."

Gay Rights Pioneer Frank Kameny To Lie In State In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny, who died last month at age 86, will lie in state on Thursday in the Carnegie Library on Mount Vernon Sq...