Posts in: LGBTQ

Editorials

Winter/Spring 2009

Rudd’s ETS: A lot of hot air! Climate emergency. Here’s a tip. You can safely ignore anybody who claims that the warming of the planet’s oceans and atmosphere is a fiction. If you accidentally click through to Andrew Bolt’s blog, hit the back button. There’s nothing to learn there. If you hear Senator Stephen Fielding… Read more »

A militant queer movement can win same-sex marriage rights and full equality!

Summer/Autumn 2010

Twice last year, the streets of Melbourne were filled with a stunning spectacle of rainbow colours, placards and people calling out for the right of same-sex couples to marry. Both massive protests on August 1 and November 28 were organised by Equal Love as part of a national campaign to overturn the ban on same-sex… Read more »

Tribute to gay rights pioneer Tamara Turner

June 2017

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 »

LGBTQ Pride 2017: Celebrate the Victories and Fight like Hell to Defend Them

June 23, 2017

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 »

The unacknowledged roots of the Orlando shootings

August 2016

The massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando has produced a national wave of anguish and righteous anger, especially among LGBTQ and Latina/o communities, at the loss of so many promising young lives. Now the search for answers has begun. Most politicians blame global terrorism in some fashion, from the explicitly anti-Muslim bigotry of Donald Trump… Read more »

Duciana Thomas, 1987–2016

December 2016

Duciana Thomas, Bay Area Radical Women (RW) member and former coordinator of the local Comrades of Color Caucus, a joint body of RW and the Freedom Socialist Party, died suddenly on Nov. 1 at the age of 29. Passionate and unwavering in her convictions, Thomas will be missed by all who knew her. Her experiences… Read more »