The runner-up in both American Idol and a U.S. House of Representatives campaign is facing accusations that he’s been using his donors for a TV stunt.
This 1985 essay by Barbara Smith, a scholar-activist who made contributions to social justice movements in civil rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and black feminism, recalls early moments of intersectionality between African-American and LGBT rights movements, yet resonates today in the wake of Ferguson.
Will our advocacy be real and encompass all people who face marginalization and oppression?
This year, the Boy Scouts admitted gay youths, Michael Sam was drafted, Sochi became an international rallying cry, we won a bunch of marriage victories (and Eurovision!), and our rights in Russia, Uganda, and Arizona hung precariously in the balance.