• Jesse's Journal: How About We Celebrate LGBT Americans With Monuments?

    The current campaign to take down Confederate monuments has led many people to wonder who would take their place. Dan Avery, writing for, suggested 7 LGBT Americans who are more deserving of honor than Nathan Bedford Forrest or Jefferson Davis.

  • Jesse's Journal: The 'Lost Cause' and its Monuments

    With the United States on the verge of a second civil war, it is appropriate that one of the things that divide us today is our interpretation of the first one. It seems that, though the Confederate States of America lost the American Civil War, it won the peace that followed.

  • Puerto Rico's First LGBT Monument Undamaged by Maria

    (WB) Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part interview with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz that the Washington Blade conducted on Nov. 1, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in D.C. Part one of the interview can be found here.

    The mayor of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan on Wednesday said Hurricane Maria did not damage the U.S. commonwealth’s first LGBT-specific monument.