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Gay Rights


A beginning of the end for shame

A beginning of the end for shame The contradictory Sexual Offences Act of 1967 didn’t stop gay oppression in Britain—but it was an early harbinger of revolts that won much more, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Why does the right hate sex?

Why does the right hate sex? Right wingers have always hated women and LGBT+ people—and it’s all because of the capitalist system that wants to control our sexuality, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Thousands join Birmingham Pride

Thousands join Birmingham Pride Joy and politics at the LGBT+ Pride march

How a battle for union rights at Coors pushed back homophobia

Josh Hollands looks back on a US strike that brought trade unionists and LGBT activists together—and strengthened both

Sexuality, class and control

Sexuality, class and control As part of LGBT History Month, Sue Caldwell looks at how ideas of what is an acceptable expression of desire have changed as class society developed

Hundreds lobby Scottish parliament for equal marriage

Hundreds lobby Scottish parliament for equal marriage About 200 people lobbied the Scottish Parliament in support of equal marriage on Wednesday of last week.

Unite Against Fascism conference: ‘Exciting debate meant I left on a high’

04 March 2008
The Unite Against Fascism conference was an excellent event, with a fantastic range of speakers from Daud Abdullah from the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) to Derek Mumm from gay rights group Stonewall.

Sexual liberation and the Russian Revolution

20 January 2007
The modern gay rights movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall riots in New York.

Firefighters' union must step up the defence of gay rights

09 September 2006
Nine firefighters who refused to hand out safety advice leaflets to people attending a gay pride march in Glasgow were disciplined last week.

Edward Carpenter: socialism, sandals and the Uranian spirit

04 March 2006
Noel Halifax’s series on sexuality continues with a look at the life of Edward Carpenter

Sexuality and struggle in Weimar Germany

25 February 2006
Few people today know the history of the gay rights movement. Most people would be surprised to discover that the struggle for sexual and gay liberation has been thoroughly interwoven with the history of the socialist movement.

What is Eminem standing up for?

24 February 2001
The media recently turned its attention upon Eminem, the US rap singer, during his British tour. Eminem's sexist and anti-gay lyrics led Sheffield University Student Union to ban his songs and image from campus. His concerts attract angry protests from gay rights activists. Socialist Worker spoke to people in the age group 14-17, Eminem's main fan base, about the rap star.

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