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Union and Queer

Jim Grossfeld The American Prospect
The growing solidarity between unions and the LGBTQ+ community is key component of the revitalization of the labor movement.


The Queer Coming-of-Age Movie Arrives

Spencer Kornhaber The Atlantic
For some kids rule-breaking is less a route toward self-definition than a requirement built into existence. That’s the reality recognized by a recent crop of films centered on the queer teen, a figure who until now has been cinematically marginal.

Friday Nite Videos | November 16, 2018

Drain the Swamp. Oil | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Boy Erased | Movie. Ice Cube | Arrest the President. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Climate Change Activists in Protest at Nancy Pelosi's Office

Despite Progress, HIV Racial Divide Persists

Mackenzie Rigg & Jake Kara // WNPR
The CDC projects that the risk for black men who have sex with men could grow to a staggering 50 percent, if trends continue. That compares with a risk of 1 in 11 for white gay and bisexual men, 1 in 20 for black men and 1 in 48 for black women.

Was Orlando Killer Omar Mateen Poisoned by the Closet?

Tim Teeman The Daily Beast
The latest theory posits Orlando mass murderer Omar Mateen as a murderous closet case. If it’s true—and who knows?—then it starkly shows how much still needs to be done to help LGBT people live openly and equally.

Lesley Gore, Feminist Hero, Dies at 68

Randy Shaw; The Department of Peace; Lesley Gore
Lesley Gore, whose song "You Don't Own Me" in 1964, became a rallying cry, proclaiming that men did not own women, "so don't tell be what to do". "The power of women just saying that phrase together: "YOU. DON'T. OWN. ME." Not to our special someones ... but to our government. Until now! Dayum! Gauntlet thrown!" (Upworthy). Gore died on February 16 after a bout with cancer.

Alan Turing's Pardon Is Wrong

Ally Fogg The Guardian
To single out Turing is to say all the other persecuted gay men are not so deserving of justice because they were less exceptional

Boycott Sochi?

Dave Zirin Grantland
Whether or not there is a boycott, connecting Putin's systematic attacks on LGBT people to the Sochi Olympics is a stroke of political genius

Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown

Harvey Fierstein New York Times
"... the rest of the world remains almost completely ignorant of Mr. Putin’s agenda."
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