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Women's Prisons as Sites of Resistance: An Interview With Victoria Law

Maya Schenwar Truthout
When we think of prison protest, what comes to mind? That list would include the Attica uprising, George Jackson, struggles of the Angola 3 activists, the 2013 California prison hunger strike and other crucial resistance - mostly organized by incarcerated men. Often, organizing work done by incarcerated women goes wholly unrecognized. In her book, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, Victoria Law focuses on women prisoners activism.

Stoking Fire: A Global Look at the Right's Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Eleanor J. Bader RH Reality Check
Globalizing Homophobia reminds us that a tangled web of right-wing organizations are working hard to reverse LGBTQ civil rights at home and curtail gay activism abroad. These groups are well-funded and well-connected, and while same-sex marriage is the hook they use to ensnare followers, their actual agenda is far more insidious. The goal? To shove queer communities back into the closets of denial and self-hate.

Michael Sam, "Distraction"

By Scott Lemieux American Prospect
Claims by anonymous officials that Sam will bring negative PR to the NFL are functionally and morally indistinguishable from simple bigotry.

Marriage Equality and Beyond

Christine R. Riddiough Democratic Socialists of America
It is true that marriage equality is a real step forward for LGBT folks and is a real change in American and global perceptions of non-heterosexual sexualities. This is no small thing. However, another problem is that there seems to be a failure to understand marriage equality as part of a strategy for expanding our understanding of family and community. What exactly are the next steps in redefining those terms to be more inclusive?
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