A tear. It is one of many that will be shed as I experience the last days working as a staffer for qnotes as I begin my retirement. Yes, I am leaving.
On Nov. 4, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Fulton v. Philadelphia to decide whether private agencies that receive taxpayer funding to provide government services, such as foster care agencies, food banks, homeless shelters and more, could be given a constitutional right to discriminate against and deny services to LGBTQ people based on the agency’s religious beliefs.
Disabled people have long been hidden from history, and unsurprisingly, disabled LGBTQ historical figures too have been hidden. The LGBTQ community itself has been slow to address disability as an issue, yet some of the most beloved and most commonly invoked LGBTQ historical figures also had disabilities…
June 30, 1986 was a broiling hot day in Washington, D.C. when the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision in Bowers v. Hardwick, a landmark sodomy decision. The press was huddled under the small bank of trees near the side entrance, waiting for the copies to be handed out. The fate of millions of lesbian and gay Americans lay in the hands of the high court.