by Chloe O. Davis
Ballroom vernacular has indelibly impacted the larger LGBT community. The ability to modify and explore the dynamics of language to enhance an inclusive culture—one that allows freedom of gender and sexual expression—pierces through the heights of creativeness.
by Alia Boyd
Since forming, the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project has launched a regional archive of LGBT historical materials. The most recent digital exhibit, BLT: Bisexual, Lesbian, and Transgender Inclusion and Exclusion in Southwest Virginia, 1990-1995, debuted at the end of 2020.
by Monika Estrella Negra
The Center for Black Equity (CBE) recently released the 2020-21 Black LGBT Community survey, and the results demonstrate the destruction caused by COVID-19…Overall, the survey touches on issues such as Black Lives Matter, income, mainstream LGBT representation and more…
by Kambiz Shekdar
While the world is racing to inject vaccines to defeat coronavirus, Dr. Fauci has renewed the $200 million call to find a cure for HIV/AIDS…Starting this month the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the division of the NIH directed by Dr. Fauci, has begun accepting proposals from the research community for funding to deliver anti-HIV gene therapies…
by Raphael Cormack
People in Cairo in the early 20th century could look to a rich queer tradition that was different from Berlin’s. It is a tradition that does not match European ones, with fundamentally different conceptions of sexuality and gender. To understand modern Cairo we must take it on its own terms…
by Patricia Silva
Rainbow LaGuardia is a virtual exhibition featuring interviews with 27 LGBT members of the faculty and staff at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City. Organized as an interdisciplinary project combining oral history and photography, Rainbow LaGuardia’s participants share some of their most defining experiences and observations as LGBT people.
by Dr. Sherman Leis
The growing number of transgender politicians elected and named to high-profile positions signals new opportunities to gain a voice in government in order to achieve more equitable legal protections and healthcare for the whole community, especially those who are not as visible…
By Laura Moreno
In the words of Broadway legend Terrence McNally, who died this year of coronavirus in New York City, “[Plays] provide a forum for the ideas and feelings that can lead a society to decide to heal and change itself.” So perhaps it’s no surprise that many of most influential playwrights are LGBTQ. Here are seven of them.