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ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives honours the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We foster acceptance of sexual and gender diversity by supporting educ...

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Connexions Library: Lesbians, Gays, Bi-sexuals Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on gays, lesbians, bisexuals.
El Salvador's New War: Lesbian/Gay Activism Confronts "Social Cleansing"
Schenk, Anne
Article
1999
Against the Current
Queer activism and visibility are on the rise in El Salvador and throughout Latin America, coupled with an alarming increase in repression against queers and queer activists. In May of this year, Karl...
Gay Liberation
Connexipedia Article
Article
The name used to describe the radical lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement of the late 1960s and early to mid 1970s in North America, Western Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.
Gay Rights: A World of Inequality
Williams, Zoe
Article
2011
The Guardian
In the 82 countries that still criminalize homosexuality, new NGOs are taking a top down approach to making change. They are liaising with top ranking officials and establishing global legal networks ...
Gay rights movement
Connexipedia Article
Article
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender social movements share inter-related goals of social acceptance of sexuality and gender minorities.
Istanbul's LGBT pride march violently disbanded by police
Human Rights Watch
Article
2015
ifex
As Americans celebrate a momentous step forward for the LGBT movement, Turkish gay pride marchers were met with rubber bullets and water cannons from the police. While uncharacteristic of the police f...
I've changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here's why
Tatchell, Peter
Article
2016
The Guardian
Like most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery in Belfast over its refusal to produce a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan for a gay customer, Gareth Le...
Kyrgyzstan: Anti-LGBTQI law passes second reading
PEN International
Article
2015
ifex
News that a law which will restrict positive discourse around sexual orientation has been passed in a second reading by the Kyrgyzstan parliament is deeply disappointing, PEN International and Central...
Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage: What is at Stake?
Spritzler, John
Article
2008
New Democracy
There are good people on either side of the same-sex marriage debate. Unfortunately, however, it has been one of the most divisive issues in society. Opponents of same-sex marriage perceive the other ...
Mattachine Society
Connexipedia Article
Article
One of the earliest lasting homophile organizations in the United States, founded in 1950.
The Nigerians Who Dare to Speak of Love as a Tide of Anti-gay Hatred Rises
Mark, Monica
Article
2014
The Guardian
A new crackdown on gender minorities has led to arrests and fears of mob violence. But a brave few are still fighting for sexual freedom.
Rise of the naked female warriors
Cochrane, Kira
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists' breasts obscuring the message?
Rolling Back Reconstruction
Against The Current vol. 159
Miah, Malik
Article
2012
Against The Current
The 'Reconstruction Amendments” — the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the United States Constitution — are targeted in many of the Tea Party and far-right Republican campaigns against the rights of ...
Stonewall riots
Connexipedia Article
Article
A series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New Yo...
Stop hate rape!
Hendricks, Pepe
Article
2014
Pambazuka
Hate crimes, homophobia and discrimination against queer people are global phenomena that are common practice. This situation is especially experienced in Africa and the Middle East where harsh and pu...
Why we must stop this gay witch-hunt now
Makori, Henry
Article
2014
Pambazuka
President Yoweri Museveni has done it. Against widespread expectation raised by his earlier pledge, the Ugandan leader turned around this week and signed into law the contentious Anti-Homosexuality Bi...

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The Canadian War on Queers
Kinsman, Gary; Gentile, Patrizia
Book
2010
From the 1950s to the late 1990s, agents of the Canadian state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in a series of so-called national security campaigns. This book traces this histor...
Uncovering the Sixties
Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...

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Canadian Human Rights Commission
Administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination ar...


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