Gay/Lesbian Issues

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Allan Bérubé, 1946-2007: Against The Current vol. 135
Kinsman, Gary
An inspiring and broad-ranging queer historian, Allan Bérubé died at the age of 61 on December 11, 2007. He left us with major contributions of exciting historical work, but also important unfinished ...
Alternative Press Center
Annotated links to alternative points of view available on the Internet.
Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out
Hutchins, Loraine, Kaahumanu, Lani (ed.)
A collection of essays by 75 authors on bisexual identity.
Call Me Kuchu
Zouhall-Worrall, Malika; Fairfax, Katherine
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while ...
Coming out in Kenya
Topazzini, Arusha
Rape has always been used to intimidate assertive women in Kenya, like feminists and female politicians.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Connexions Annual 1989: A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Library: Lesbians, Gays, Bi-sexuals Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on gays, lesbians, bisexuals.
Eating Fire: Family Life, on the Queer Side
Riordon, Michael
An inside look at a rainbow of relationships, sexual and otherwise, that gay, lesbian, and transgendered people create to animate their lives: lovers, partners, parents/kids, quick tricks, torrid affa...
Flaunting It!
Jackson, Ed; Perksy, Stan (eds.)
An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
Gay Marriage Yes!: Against The Current vol. 110
The Editors
Any doubts about the meaning of the struggle for the right of gay and lesbian marriage should have disappeared forever when Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco opened the marriage bureau at city hall ...
Gay Pride is Now Respectable, and the Worse for It
Tatchell, Peter
The gay community has retreated from radical idealism to cautious conformism.
Homophobic comments from Conservative MPs raise concerns
Quotes from a potential Conservative cabinet.
It's Your Move
Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage: What is at Stake?
Spritzler, John
There are good people on either side of the same-sex marriage debate. Unfortunately, however, it has been one of the most divisive issues in society. Opponents of same-sex marriage perceive the other ...
Lesbian Sex Mafia ("l s/m") speakout
Moira, Fran
Report of a workshop on "politically correct, politically incorrect sexuality."
Lesbians in Canada
Stone, Sharon Dale (ed)
LGBT: a Dissection
Thorstad, David
"LGBT" is everywhere these days. But is it here to stay, or is it a passing fad? Where did it come from? Why was it promoted? By whom? And to what end? How did it acquire its seemingly endless variant...
Liberating Sexual Desire
Tatchell, Peter
Everyone is potentially bisexual; the struggle for lesbian and gay equality is about the right of all people to share the joy of same-sex relationships without guilt or anxiety, and without the fear o...
Michael Riordon in conversation with Barbara Goslawski
Riordon, Michael; Goslawski, Barbara
"People are not specimens or statistics," says Michael Riordon, author of Eating Fire: Family Life on the Queer Side.
Moral Threats and Dangerous Desires: AIDS in the News Media
Lupton, Deborah
"The mass media have played a key role in constructing public understandings of the epidemic. In the majority of instances, HIV-related disease has been presented as a condition affecting social and/o...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity
Baird, Vanesse
An examination of the ways in which tolerance and hostility have manifested themselves throughout history, and in current attitudes toward sexual diversity.
On Lesbian/Gay Liberation
The link between the oppression of LGBT people and women's oppression is key to our understanding and the struggles for liberation are consequently closely linked.
Out of the Driver's Seat: Marxism in North America Today
Outlines the political perspective of the Windsor-based Labour Centre in the wake of divisions in the Centre in 1974. Issues explored include the nature of the working class, women in the working clas...
Out Our Way: Gay & Lesbian Life in Rural Canada
Riordon, Michael
Explores the richly varied life experience of gay and lesbian Canadians living in small towns and rural areas across the country. Travelling 27,000 km and recording more than 300 conversations, the au...
Pat Califia - A Three Part Interview
Califia, Pat; Shosho
"If you believe that inequities can only be addressed through extreme social change, then you qualify as a sex radical, even if you prefer to get off in the missionary position and still believe there...
The Political Is Political: In Conversation With Yasmin Nair
Warren, Rosie; Nair. Yasmin
An activist and writer based in Chicago, Nair is one of the founders of Against Equality, a group that was born in 2009, initially as an online archive of pieces that were critical of the gay-marriage...
Rainbow Capital, Queerness, and Black Lives Matter's Shocking Reformism
Thompson, Mitchell
Though I support BLM’s policy goals and shock-tactics, their lack of analysis of the forces behind the oppression of Black and other people seems to put them in an awkward place. Their use of shock ta...
Sex, Needs, and Queer Culture: From Liberation to the Post-Gay
Alderson, David
The belief of many in the early sexual liberation movements was that capitalism's investment in the norms of the heterosexual family meant that any challenge to them was invariably anti-capitalist. In...
Sexual Minorities Out South Sexual minorities in the Majority World: New Internationalist October 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Why and how sexual minirities are persecuted throughout the South. As well as religion, minorities are a threat to the nuclear family (the most manageable social unit) and a convenient scapegoat. Arti...
Stop Exploiting LGBT Issues to Demonize Islam and Justify Anti-Muslim Policies
Greenwald, Glenn
In the late 1990s, Eric Rudolph -- raised Catholic and affiliated for a time with a Christian Identity sect -- bombed abortion clinics and a gay bar, insisting they were venues of immorality and evil....
Take Off the Masks
Boyd, Malcolm
This is the sensitive and moving coming out story of the well-known author, religious leader, and civil rights activist.
Toronto's Finest
Diemer, Ulli
Too many cops seem to enjoy intimidating people and smashing things.
Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism
Drucker, Peter
Recent victories for LGBT rights have gone faster than most people imagined possible. Yet the accompanying rise of gay 'normality' has been disconcerting for activists with radical sympathies. This bo...
What's Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World
Nair, Yasmin
We need to refuse the narratives of abjection that are routinely forced upon us. They only render us immobile creatures, begging for help. We are all neoliberals now. We're all selling our bodies, our...
Why They Voted For Obama But Against Same-Sex Marriage
Spritzler, John
People who think that it is wrong to make same-sex marriage legal because it would give social approval to the practice of using sperm or egg donors to conceive children who will, by design, not know ...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Sources Calendar, The
The Sources Calendar contains event listings of interest to journalists and the media. To submit items use the online form at
Peter Tatchell
Articles and actions related to human rights, democracy, and global justice.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives honours the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We foster acceptance of sexual and gender diversity by supporting educ...

Sources Library

Gay Propaganda
Russian Love Stories
Gessen, Masha; Huff-Hannon, Joseph
Gay Propaganda brings together original stories, interviews and testimonial, presented in both English and Russian, to capture the lives and loves of LGBT Russians living both in Russia and in exile t...
Queer Theory
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Queer theory is a field of critical theory that emerged in the early 1990s out of the fields of gay and lesbian studies and feminist studies. It is a kind of hermeneutics devoted to queer readings of ...

From the Connexions Archives

The Body Politic
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Body Politic - a magazine for gay liberation is aimed at the building of a gay movement and spreading gay consciousness. The paper features social and political issues representing the struggle ...
Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives
Organization profile published 2007
A group of volunteers working in Toronto to preserve lesbian and gay history in Canada and beyond. Our primary mandate is to collect and maintain information related to gay and lesbian life in Canada ...
Queer Anarchist Network
Organization profile published 1988
Society for Political Action for Gay People
Organization profile published 1984