Jesse's Journal

  • Just Spell My Name Right: Letters to the Editor

    My favorite part of a magazine or a newspaper, LGBT or otherwise, are the Letters to the Editor.

  • Pedro Zamora: 25 Years Later

    The National LGBTQ Wall of Honor is a memorial wall created as part of the Stonewall National Monument. 

  • Richard Inman: The Father of Florida’s LGBT Community

    An earlier version of this article appeared in “Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context,” edited by Vern L. Bullough, Harrington Park, 2002.

  • Russia HIV Infection Bucks Trend As World AIDS Day Marked

    MOSCOW -- On a frigid evening on the outskirts of Moscow, two HIV-prevention activists unzip backpacks, pull out packs of hypodermic needles and start discretely approaching people leaving a nearby pharmacy with an offer that could save their lives.

  • The Dream of a Gay Nation

    The Dream of a gay nation was born in the “heroic age” that followed the Stonewall Uprising (1969-1971), when militants tried to imitate the work of Zionists and other nationalists to create an autonomous “gay nation.”

  • The Elections of 2014: You Can Make a Difference

    In 2008, a coalition of women, racial minorities, environmentalists, labor unions, civil libertarians, antiwar activists and LGBT people helped elect Barack Obama President of the United States, along with a large Democratic majority in the Senate and House of Representatives.

  • Wonder Woman: A Woman Among Men

    Two weeks before Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race to alpha male Donald Trump, the United Nations named the feminist icon Wonder Woman honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls.