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The little-known story of the nationwide queer protest which happened three whole years before the Stonewall uprising

The Stonewall riots of 1969 are often cited as the moment that gave rise to the modern LGBT+ rights movement. It was a seminal moment for LGBT+ people in the United States – but it wasn’t the first time gay people had protested against mistreatment. Three years before the Stonewall riots kicked off, gay people in cities across the United States gathered to protest against their exclusion from the armed forces. The protests had been a long time coming. The US armed forces introduced a policy during World War II...
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This is what climate change and transphobia have in common, according to non-binary author Dr Meg-John Barker

Dr Meg-John Barker, a non-binary relationships educator and author of Life Isn’t Binary, Rewriting the Rules and now Gender: A Graphic Guide, talks to PinkNews about gender, feminism, climate change and, of course, gay animals. This interview has been edited for clarity and length. PinkNews: The book immediately gets you thinking about all of the different ways we experience gender, and how important context is – for example, other facets of identity like race or class and how they shape the way you experience gender and the way gender is...
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You need to see black, gay poet Dean Atta perform this moving coming out poem

Dean Atta’s alter ego is a beautiful drag-inspired persona called The Black Flamingo. It’s a way of celebrating Atta’s black and queer identities – and spreading words of queer encouragement and advice on how to come out. Watch Dean Atta perform How to Come Out as Gay: Is there a ‘best time’ when coming out as gay? Atta came out – accidentally – at 15-years-old, after being rejected by a boy crush at school. He knows how important it is to wait as long as you need to. Whether you...
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Trans author Juno Roche explains why they’re no longer using the word ‘woman’

Trans author Juno Roche shares why they “no longer feel the need to use the word woman”. This is far from a detransitioning story but a deeper exploration of what gender means to them. Roche now goes by they/them pronouns and is embracing just using the word ‘trans’ with no additional qualifier such as ‘woman’ or ‘femme’ – a journey which has been in part inspired by conversations they’ve had with trans artists and activists for their writing. Watch Juno Roche’s interview: Writing Queer Sex, in which Roche interviews several...
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