Former BP CEO John Browne was the only out chief executive of a Fortune 500 company prior to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement in October 2014. He writes for The Advocate on what that means for the future of business.
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.
There’s a message in Life Partners, a movie about young women’s relationships. But not hearing the message loud and clear may be the whole point.