SOURCE: Raw Story
The Role of US Evangelicals in Radicalizing Ugandans Against LGBTQ Rights
While the accusation that LGBTQ adults are a risk to the safety of children has recently reemerged in American politics, US evangelical groups have been encouraging it in Africa for years.
SOURCE: The Forum
Reactionary Media are Fueling Anti-LGBTQ Violence
by Ben Miller
When the media give a platform to the idea that trans people living in public inherently encourages sexual abuse, violence aimed at removing them from the public will follow. The media need to take responsibility for Colorado Springs and call out icitement to violence.
SOURCE: Religion Dispatches
Forget Apology, the Right is Doubling Down on Inciting Violence Against LGBTQ Americans
by Thomas Lecaque
The campaign of encouraging stochastic terror against LGBTQ communities won't be deterred by a tragedy like the Colorado Springs killings.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
How to Be an Honest Historian
by Imani Perry
"At this historic juncture, teaching history through the study of human relationships is paramount. But that requires all of us, even people who are politically strident—as I admit myself to be—to engage in an earnest and open dialogue about what constitutes a good society and fair treatment. And it also means stomaching some disturbing thoughts."
"Patriot Front" Plan to Attack Pride Shows Connections of White Supremacy and Anti-LGBTQ Politics
The arrest of neonazis in Idaho who planned an attack on a Pride event echoes a 1937 raid on a Miami gay nightclub by the KKK, says historian Julio Capo, Jr.
Video: When a Protester Hit Anita Bryant with a Cream Pie in 1977
"Thus always to bigots" declared the Des Moines, Iowa protester who greeted Anita Bryant's anti-gay roadshow with a pie to the face.
SOURCE: NBC News
Florida Bill Echoes Anita Bryant's Antigay Crusade in the 1970s
Historians Lillian Faderman, Hugh Ryan and Julio Capó, Jr. trace the links between the Christian entertainer's claims that gay teachers threatened children and the effort to portray them as "groomers" for child abuse today. Also, video of Bryant being hit with a pie.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
While "Anti-Grooming" Rhetoric Seems to Come from the Fringe, it Can be Influential
by Mical Raz and Paul M. Renfro
The latest culture war battle revives historical efforts to use the law to institutionalize the slander that LGBTQ people pose an inherent danger to children and families.
SOURCE: Declassified UK
Did British Intelligence Try to Undermine Castro's Cuba with Homophobia?
Declassified documents show that one unknown facet of the British effort to undermine communist Cuba was to encourage the spread of homophobic rumors about Raúl Castro.
SOURCE: Washington Decoded
The Homophobic Background to Jim Garrison's Persecution of Clay Shaw
by Martin J. Kelly, Jr.
Alecia Long's book argues that Jim Garrison's prosecution of Clay Shaw as a conspirator in the Kennedy assassination was steeped in homophobia and leveraged the defendant's inability to properly defend himself because of the illegality of homosexuality to make up for lack of evidence.
SOURCE: Out In Jersey
LGBTQ Documentary “Cured” Debuts on PBS’ Independent Lens
A new documentary revisits the period before the American Psychological Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders in 1973, and psychiatry endorsed extreme measures to "cure" same-sex attraction.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s #Pride Tweet Conceals a Violent History
by Jessica Ordaz and Alejandra Portillos
"ICE’s message, that immigration enforcement and LGBTQ equality can be compatible, is dangerous because it conceals a violent history of immigration enforcement that has targeted and harmed LGBTQ people in the name of policing borders."
New Trump Appointee to Foreign Aid Agency Has Denounced Liberal Democracy and “Our Homo-Empire”
Merritt Corrigan, USAID’s new deputy White House liaison, has condemned the “tyrannical LGBT agenda” and celebrated Hungary’s right-wing prime minister as “the shining champion of Western civilization.”
SOURCE: New York Times
In Netflix’s ‘Hollywood,’ One Movie Fixes Racism. Hooray!
Ryan Murphy’s revisionist series is laughably self-satisfied and willfully naïve about complex real-world problems. I also kind of enjoyed it.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Coronavirus: Three Lessons from the AIDS Crisis
by Laurie Marhoefer
The U.S. made serious mistakes when the HIV virus and AIDS emerged. Those errors cost many lives. But our nation learned a few things, too.
How True-Crime Stories Reveal the Overlooked History of Pre-Stonewall Violence Against Queer People
by James Polchin
Today, 50 years after the Stonewall uprising that marks the birth of the modern gay-rights movement, we may understand that violence against LGBTQ citizens has been central to the evolution of that movement. But the history of such crimes tends to be lost.
President Donald Trump, HIV/AIDS, and Black Lesbian and Gay Activism
by Darius Bost
Trump’s plan to end AIDS within this decade came as a surprise given his history with communities most impacted by HIV/AIDS.
SOURCE: Politico Magazine
The Dark History of Anti-Gay Innuendo
by James Kirchick
The accusation that Lindsay Graham is susceptible to blackmail is historically groundless, predicated upon the same flawed assumption most people held about gays at the height of the Cold War: that they would commit treason in order to avoid being outed.
What obits overlooked in Lincoln scholar Harry Jaffa: His obsessive homophobia
Right-wing leader Harry Jaffa received glowing eulogies last week. But his vile homophobia must also be remembered.
SOURCE: Harvard Crimson
Niall Ferguson publishes open letter in "Harvard Crimson"
Niall Ferguson is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University.Last week I said something stupid about John Maynard Keynes. Asked to comment on Keynes’ famous observation “In the long run we are all dead,” I suggested that Keynes was perhaps indifferent to the long run because he had no children, and that he had no children because he was gay. This was doubly stupid. First, it is obvious that people who do not have children also care about future generations. Second, I had forgotten that Keynes’ wife Lydia miscarried.I was duly attacked for my remarks and offered an immediate and unqualified apology. But this did not suffice for some critics, who insisted that I was guilty not just of stupidity but also of homophobia. I have no doubt that at least some students were influenced by these allegations. Nobody would want to study with a bigot. I therefore owe it to students—former and prospective—to make it unambiguously clear that I am no such thing.
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