Love photography as much as we do? S ign up for the BuzzFeed News newsletter JPG for behind-the-scenes exclusives from renowned photographers and our hard-hitting photo stories. This Pride Month has been unlike any other in the 51 years since the Stonewall Riots, an event that sparked an era of LGBTQ activism and set the tone for decades of protest to follow. Pride celebrations in recent years have straddled a line between party and protest , but this year against the backdrop of mass demonstrations against racial injustice and an ongoing global pandemic , Pride celebrations have since returned in force to their roots of political dissent. In Brooklyn, thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets to advocate for the equal treatment of Black transgender people, a population that often goes underrepresented in LGBTQ activism and is especially vulnerable to violence. Similar marches have played out in major cities across the US in solidarity with the Black Trans Lives Matter movement.
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By Rachael Bunyan and Afp and Ap. More than a dozen same-sex couples filed lawsuits in district courts across Japan in , accusing the government of discrimination as the only G7 nation that still does not recognise gay unions. The first of the cases to reach a verdict, in the northern city of Sapporo, sets the stage for more pressure on lawmakers and represents a significant win for equality activists. The Sapporo District Court said sexuality, like race and gender, is not a matter of individual preference, therefore prohibiting same-sex couples from receiving benefits given to heterosexual couples cannot be justified.
By Harriet Johnston For Mailonline. Writing in the Radio Times, he said the protest song had become 'an increasingly difficult proposition', commenting: 'In a world so woke you can't make a joke, trying to navigate the minefield of fake news, conspiracy theories and information overload is made even trickier by the fear of being accused of cultural appropriation. According to The Guardian , Don said music had gone from being a 'rebellious, anti-establishment thing' to 'a part of the establishment'. Film director Don Letts, 65, from London, argued the world has become 'so woke you can't make a joke'.
The group works to improve the lives of people with AIDS through direct action , medical research, treatment and advocacy, and working to change legislation and public policies. Larry Kramer was asked to speak as part of a rotating speaker series, and his well-attended speech focused on action to fight AIDS. According to Douglas Crimp , Kramer posed a question to the audience: "Do we want to start a new organization devoted to political action? Douglas Crimp said this demonstration showed the "media savvy" of ACT UP because the television media "routinely do stories about down-to-the-wire tax return filers". In January , Cosmopolitan magazine published an article by Robert E.