Andrew Rannells, Robin de Jesus, Jim Parsons, and Michael Benjamin Washington in The Boys in the Band (2020).
Judged by gay activists to be a cruel and outdated film almost 50 years ago, what can a remake of The Boys in the Band offer today?
Protesters in Manchester, U.K., 1988.
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In the 1950s, ‘coming out’ meant quietly acknowledging one’s sexual orientation. Today, the term is used by a broad array of social movements.
A riot that kick-started the gay rights movement.
Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, what is their political legacy for LGBTQ activism?
The famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey once said the only unnatural sex act is one that can’t be performed.
As North Americans celebrate Pride this summer, we should take it as a reminder of our colourful sexual diversity, and also the infinite ways to have sex, with nothing unnatural with any of them.
Staffers at The Village Voice were able to see the riots unfold from the news room.
With major dailies giving a megaphone to the police, the coverage of Stonewall is a reminder of what’s lost when alternative media outlets wither away.
Has Pride been coopted? This year’s Pride parade spectators have been asked to wear black in honour of the victims of serial killers. A drag queen at the Toronto 2016 gay pride parade.
Spectators at Toronto’s Pride parade this year are being asked to wear black to honour victims of serial killers. While it’s right to mourn, it’s not the biggest issue facing gay communities today.
2016 San Francisco pride parade.
Gay pride has many exuberant advocates. It also has critics in unexpected places.
Alan Turing is now feted – but what of other gay people in government service?
Hundreds, if not thousands, of gay people had their careers and lives blighted by official discrimination.
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
The need for lesbian love stories that aren’t doomed is just as great now as it has ever been.
A homeless person sleeps under a post promoting marriage equality.
A new book documents how the gay rights movement has catered to a certain type of LGBT person: white, gay, male and middle-class.
A man waves a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court building.
Public opinion may play a role in the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on gay marriage but it will likely be in an unexpected way.
Groups like Stonewall have become big players in the workplace.
A key event in the British employment calendar is the publication of the Workplace Equality Index each January. It is a ranking of the top-100 “gay-friendly” employers by Stonewall, the UK’s main campaigning…