Posts in: LGBTQ

The Advocate, gay rights magazine, fawning over Pope Francis

April 2014

Excerpted from Windy City Times, Jan. 8, 2014. The Advocate named Pope Francis (formerly Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio) its “Person of the Year.” Maybe the cover was meant for an April Fool’s edition, as writer Kim Flowers suggested (Windy City Times, 12/25/13). In his native Argentina, Bergoglio vigorously opposed marriage equality, saying among… Read more »

Out of Carolina: Moral Mondays rock the South

June 2014

On Feb. 8, 80,000 marchers massed in Raleigh, N.C., in the largest civil rights demonstration since the historic march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. The protest got little coverage in the national media, which prefers to showcase tea partiers of the Republican right. But it was the apex of a movement… Read more »

The epic quest for queer equality —

June 2014

Important successes and improved publicity on some fronts is refreshing to the long-lived LGBT movement and its many allies. But as the roundup below shows, it’s far too soon to rest on any laurels. Internationally and in the U.S. crucial battles still need to be fought. Global state of affairs There is scarcely a spot… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Letters to the Editor, August 2014

August 2014

EL SALVADOR Hard times In El Salvador the newly elected government hopes to continue the social programs of the previous leftist Fuentes government. The current Ceren government will be affected by the growing crisis or the possible fall of the Maduro government in Venezuela [Venezuela: Imperialist threats and the limits of populism, Vol. 35, No…. Read more »

LGBTQ liberation: do recent gains mean full equality is inevitable?

June 2015

Happy pride! The Supreme Court decision today (6/26) is a huge victory after the decades long battle to legalize queer marriage The article below written earlier this month by queer activist Gina Petry is more relevant than ever. Anyone who hasn’t been living in another world knows the LGBTQ community has made progress. From legal… 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 »

Your Say

Summer/Autumn 2010

Equal marriage can revolutionise relationships Thank you for the terrific editorial about gay rights last issue of the Freedom Socialist Bulletin. Having attended the Equal Love rally to start the national year of action on November 28th, I believe we are embarking on exciting times towards both recognising and validating LGBTIs’ right to free expression… Read more »