Gay rights

Remember the black LGBTQA community, too

In all the talk of the fearlessness of Harriet Tubman, the boldness of Rosa Parks, the inspiration that was Martin Luther King Jr. and the groundbreaking achievement of Barack Obama, the lives of black LGBT are often left out of the scope of black history. Bayard Rustin, the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, Emil Wilbekin, Janet Mock are amongst the many others who deserve just as much recognition as the black trailblazers that don’t identify as LGBT.

Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

Last Wednesday proved to be a major victory for the gay rights movement in the United States, when the Supreme Court had a 5-4 ruling to take out a section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples.

Gays in Belarus face reprisals for activism

Yuras Karmanau/ AP Writer Police in Belarus are going after gays, raiding their clubs and locking up clubbers overnight, and summoning gay activists for questioning. One activist accuses police of…