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Dykes to the Front: In Brazil, Ukraine, US

BY KELLY COGSWELL |  Lesbians have always been part of every social change movement, and in 2018 we are finally out of the shadows. For better and for worse. People hate women so much. Add a touch of dykeness and our bodies/ our lives are red flags to the patriarchal bull that likes to leave us […]

With Striking Global Solidarity, Europride Shines in Latvia    

With Striking Global Solidarity, Europride Shines in Latvia    

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | The Europride March had come just a few paces from its stepping off point in the lushly green Vermanes Darzs, a park near Riga’s Old City adorned this day with balloons, rainbows, and banners in a multitude of languages. Abba’s disco classic “Dancing Queen” blared from loudspeakers as Kaspars Zalitis, co-chair of […]

United Nations Out for LGBT Rights at Sixth Annual Forum

United Nations Out for LGBT Rights at Sixth Annual Forum

BY ANDY HUMM | At the sixth annual United Nations conference on “Leadership in the Fight Against Homophobia” that marked Human Rights Day on December 11, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was flanked by singers Ricky Martin and Yvonne Chaka Chaka of South Africa. But his voice was the most rousing in unequivocally condemning homophobia wherever it […]