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Angela Davis on Abolition, Capitalism, and the Politics of Coming Out

"There is so much more work to be done in this country," the acclaimed writer says.

Broadway Legend André De Shields Finally Gets His Flowers

The acclaimed actor talks about the five decades he's spent working on Broadway, being a long-term survivor of HIV, and why he describes himself as "an unreconstructed hippie."

Mama Gloria Allen Dies at 76: Listen to Her Last Known Interview

We spoke with the pioneering trans elder a month before her passing.

Janelle Monáe: The Queer Icon Has a Warning For the Future

The singer talks about her journey to becoming a queer icon, new music, and her debut book, The Memory Librarian.

Before Stonewall: The Women's House of Detention Changed Queer History

The historian Hugh Ryan will change how you think about our history.

Alexandra Billings is Redefining What Is Possible for Trans Actors

Currently starring in The Conners on ABC, there is zero precedent for the actress' remarkable career.

'Enough is Enough' 10 LGBTQ+ Elders Share Their Words of Wisdom

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Cleve Jones, and Kate Bornstein talk about the past, present, and future of our movement. 

Magora Kennedy: Meet The 83-Year-Old Reverend And Stonewall Veteran

The queer elder talks about being a part of the Black Panthers, Stonewall, and queer life in the '50s and '60s. 

Jay Toole: The Stonewall Veteran Reflects On 25 Years of Homelessness

The queer elder lived in Washington Square Park after being kicked out of the house at 13.

Theo Germaine: The Nonbinary Actor Changing Hollywood

With roles on The Politician and Work in Progress, this actor is breaking the mold.

The Joy of Gay Sex Author Charles Silverstein Goes Deep 40 Years Later

The good doctor is still spreading the word at 86.

Alicia Garza: You Don't Get Far Being Mealy-Mouthed

The longtime organizer discusses her book "How We Come Together When We Fall Apart."

Still A Gender Outlaw: Catching Up With Trans Elder Kate Bornstein

"Gender depends on something else for its existence. What it depends on varies from time period to time period, culture to culture," the writer says, "We're not admitting that."

Charles M. Blow on Bi Visibility and the Debt We Owe as Queer People

"When you are not living an honest, open, true life, you are taking advantage of a privilege granted to you by older, gay, lesbian, queer people who have sacrificed tremendously," the writer says.

'Damn, I Could Love Again': Niecy Nash on the LGBTQ&A Podcast

"I never want to imagine a future without this being," the actress says of her new spouse.

Ashley C. Ford's Talks Somebody's Daughter: 2021's Best LGBTQ+ Memoir

"I didn't get to grow up with the myth that you can love someone and they won't do terrible things if you love them." 

Lucia Lucas Is Cracking Opera’s Trans Glass Ceiling

"You can just glue a beard on and I'll go out there and I'll sing and it's fine," the history-making opera singer says.

How ACT UP Shook the Straight Power Structure

Sarah Schulman has written the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of ACT UP and AIDS activism in the U.S.

Brandi Carlile on Faith, Music, and Motherhood: 'OK, Here's The Truth'

"I always feel like if I write this song and I tell the truth, if I show up here and I decide to be myself and people still accept me, then I guess I do belong here."