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CEMB march at Pride 2018 in London: A Victory against Islamism
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain marched in Pride in London on 7 July for LGBT rights in countries under Islamic rule; in 15 states or territories, homosexuality is punishable by death. The march was ...
Connexions Library: Lesbians, Gays, Bi-sexuals Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on gays, lesbians, bisexuals.
El Salvador's New War: Lesbian/Gay Activism Confronts "Social Cleansing"
Against the Current
Queer activism and visibility are on the rise in El Salvador and throughout Latin America, coupled with an alarming increase in repression against queers and queer activists. In May of this year, Karl...
The name used to describe the radical lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement of the late 1960s and early to mid 1970s in North America, Western Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.
Gay Rights: A World of Inequality
In the 82 countries that still criminalize homosexuality, new NGOs are taking a top down approach to making change. They are liaising with top ranking officials and establishing global legal networks ...
Gay rights movement
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender social movements share inter-related goals of social acceptance of sexuality and gender minorities.
Istanbul's LGBT pride march violently disbanded by police
Human Rights Watch
As Americans celebrate a momentous step forward for the LGBT movement, Turkish gay pride marchers were met with rubber bullets and water cannons from the police. While uncharacteristic of the police f...
I've changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here's why
Like most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery in Belfast over its refusal to produce a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan for a gay customer, Gareth Le...
Kyrgyzstan: Anti-LGBTQI law passes second reading
News that a law which will restrict positive discourse around sexual orientation has been passed in a second reading by the Kyrgyzstan parliament is deeply disappointing, PEN International and Central...
Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage: What is at Stake?
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 ...
One of the earliest lasting homophile organizations in the United States, founded in 1950.
The Nigerians Who Dare to Speak of Love as a Tide of Anti-gay Hatred Rises
A new crackdown on gender minorities has led to arrests and fears of mob violence. But a brave few are still fighting for sexual freedom.
Not guilty means not guilty
The gay news magazine, The Body Politic, is organizing a public campaign to make Attorney General Roy McMurtry withdraw an appeal against the magazine's acquittal on obscenity charges.
Operation Soap was a raid by the Metropolitan Toronto Police against four gay bathhouses in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which took place on February 5, 1981. More than three hundred men were arrested, t...
Rise of the naked female warriors
Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists' breasts obscuring the message?
Rolling Back Reconstruction
Against The Current vol. 159
Against The Current
The 'Reconstruction Amendments” — the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the United States Constitution — are targeted in many of the Tea Party and far-right Republican campaigns against the rights of ...
A series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New Yo...
Stop hate rape!
Hate crimes, homophobia and discrimination against queer people are global phenomena that are common practice. This situation is especially experienced in Africa and the Middle East where harsh and pu...
Why we must stop this gay witch-hunt now
President Yoweri Museveni has done it. Against widespread expectation raised by his earlier pledge, the Ugandan leader turned around this week and signed into law the contentious Anti-Homosexuality Bi...
The Canadian War on Queers
National Security as Sexual Regulation
Kinsman, Gary; Gentile, Patrizia
From the 1950s to the late 1990s, agents of the Canadian state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in a series of so-called national security campaigns. This book traces this histor...
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...
Uncovering the Sixties
Life and Times of the Undergound Press
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Government Ministries & Agencies
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination ar...
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