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PRIDE IN PROTEST
A QUEER IMAGINING • James Baldwin personified the Black imagination, paving the way for the future of LGBTQ+ liberation.
THE HOUSE THAT SYLVIA BUILT • Largely known for her involvement in the Stonewall Riots, Sylvia Rivera’s most enduring legacy lies in the institutions she built, inspired, and forced to change.
CASTING THE FIRST STONE • STONEWALL VETERAN MISS MAJOR RECOUNTS THE FATEFUL NIGHT WHEN RIOTING GAVE BIRTH TO A MOVEMENT.
THE QUEER CANON • The thing about queer history is that, more often than not, it goes unrecorded. As part of our way of unerasing the LGBTQ+ heroes and change-makers of yesteryear, we asked some of our favorite artists, thinkers, and activists to tell us which folks they’d add to the history books.
ACTING UP FOR ALL • HIV ACTIVISTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AS DIVERSE AS OUR COMMUNITY. IT’S TIME FOR THE RECORD TO REFLECT THAT.
VIVA FOREVER • ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAC’S ICONIC, CHARITABLE VIVA GLAM CAMPAIGN, THE BRAND IS DOING ANYTHING BUT LOOKING BACK.
IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD • Though Prides are known for happening in bustling gay meccas, some small rural towns are just getting started.
SISTERS OF THE SOUTH • FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS, SOUTHERNERS ON NEW GROUND HAS BEEN IGNITING LGBTQ+ ORGANIZERS IN THE BIBLE BELT.
WOMEN ON THE HILL • FIVE OPENLY LESBIAN AND BISEXUAL WOMEN IN CONGRESS ARE MOVING THE NEEDLE ON NECESSARY LEGISLATION.
ENDING THE EPIDEMIC • Twenty years after Phill Wilson founded the Black AIDS Institute, the new president, Raniyah Copeland, offers a vision for tomorrow.
RECLAIMING THEIR TIME • HOW THE LATEST RESURGENCE OF BALLROOM IN THE MAINSTREAM HAS PUT COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT.
A STAR IS BORN • HOW MJ RODRIGUEZ BECAME THE HEART AND SOUL OF POSE, THE MOST NECESSARY SHOW ON TELEVISION.
Idea No.1 • We’ll finally have a dyke for president. (But until then, there’s Pete Buttigieg.)
Ideas No. 2-4
FIRST PLACE • Predicting the next 50 years of queer achievements.
ABOLISH & LEGALIZE • Our foremost queer and transgender activists imagine the dismantling of toxic institutions—and the ratification of lifesaving, radical legislation.
IDENTITY IS A TRICKY, COMPLICATED, AND OFTEN MESSY THING
24 DISABILITIES WILL BE PORTRAYED AS POWERFUL, NOT TRAGIC.
25 BOUNDARIES WILL BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF MENTAL HEALTH.
26 QUEER NIGHTLIFE WILL NO LONGER CENTER ALCOHOL.
THE DICTIONARY WILL BE GAY(ER).
NO MORE COPS AT PRIDE
WE WILL BE A MANDATED PART OF SCHOOL CURRICULUMS.
QUEERNESS WILL NO LONGER BE OUTLAWED.
RELIGIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL AFFIRM, ACCEPT, AND UPLIFT QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE.
HIV WILL BE CURED—BY MEDICINE AND ACTIVISM.
CRUISING MAKES AN ANALOG COMEBACK
40 We’ll expand the definition of “chosen family.”
REMOVE GENDER FROM AWARDS SHOW CATEGORIES
BLACK TRANS FOLK WILL (FINALLY!) LEAD A MAJOR HOLLYWOOD STUDIO.
THE FASHION INDUSTRY WILL BE MORE ACCESSIBLE—TO QUEER FOLKS, TRANS FOLKS, DISABLED FOLKS, AND BEYOND.
BANDAIDS FOR OUR CRUMBLING CAPITALIST WORLD • The only way we can truly solve economic inequality in the United States is by rethinking capitalism itself—but until then, here are three things we can immediately do to make all of our lives a little easier.
WE WILL NO LONGER LIVE IN FEAR.