A speech by Alison Thorne, a recognized leader in the enduring fight for queer rights and for people with HIV/AIDS in Australia.
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The good, the bad, and the meh.
April first was a great day for the prevention of HIV in Australia.
Transgender militants and supporters lead an aggressive fightback against Trump-era bigotry.
The movement won the victory, but the federal government took credit.
A foremother of the LGBTQ movement, Tamara Turner graduated from the anti-gay 1950s school of hard knocks. She played a crucial role in shaping the Freedom Socialist Party’s (FSP) groundbreaking program for queer liberation. She was a historian of the gay movement, an ardent bibliophile, and a brilliant satirist who filled her 77 years with… Read more »
A socialist feminist take on the Australian Marriage Law postal survey.
The kick-off event for the far right’s “Free Speech Week” at UC Berkeley fizzled as white supremacist Milo Yiannopoulos and his supporters were outnumbered by anti-fascist protesters on Sunday.
When arch conservative Anita Bryant crusaded against gay rights in the 1970s, the queer community fought back. Not every battle was won, but the stage was set across the U.S. for increasing rights. When Ronald Reagan maintained a deadly silence in the early 1980s as the AIDS/HIV crisis escalated, with his fascist-loving communications director, Pat… Read more »
Bayard Rustin — from teenage civil rights organizer to hero of the historic 1963 March on Washington
With his passionate commitment to civil and labor rights and his outsized organizing talents, Bayard Rustin helped to shape the Civil Rights Movement.