Eboo Patel writes about a James Baldwin essay that helped guide him as an activist and writer.
15 posts from June 2013
James Baldwin (1924-1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, and one of America's foremost writers. His essays, such as "Notes of a Native Son" (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in...
Is marriage a personal commitment or a public institution? E. J. Graff explains how it is an intersection of both.
The Supreme Court's opinion in the DOMA case illustrates how it is the marriage equality side that truly has had the best interests of children at heart all along.
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Opponents of marriage equality find themselves arguing both that the marriage debate is about children and that marriage doesn't matter to kids of LGBT parents.
What if the LGBT Pride Parades held in the cities combined with the small-town pride parades of the prairie? Melanie Hoffert imagines a utopian future.
For a limited time, visit Beacon Press at Scribd to download a PDF of Plante's extraordinary memoir American Ghosts for free. If you'd rather get a copy of the paperback, order from Beacon for the special low price of $3.99....
Michael Bronski discusses how the violence of the Civil War influenced ideas of masculinity in America.
Martin Moran discusses the new audiobook of The Tricky Part and his latest play, All the Rage.
Chris Stedman reflects upon a recent visit to Utah as he prepares for Boston Pride.
A look at recent mentions for Beacon authors and books.
Graham crackers, Quakers, and anarchists: A conversation with Michael Bronski explores U.S. History through a queer lens.
The ethics of outing have long been debated, but what if it's done posthumously? Rodger Streitmatter discusses Outlaw Marriages and why he feels historical outing is justified.
A new book from Danielle Ofri looks at the emotional side of medicine–the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care.