- May 2022
Urvashi Vaid, one of the most potent leaders for LGBTQ rights we've ever had, died on Saturday. Among her many accomplishments, Vaid, who immigrated to the U.S. from India as a child, inspired other South Asian gays to be their whole selves.
Karine Jean-Pierre, of Haitian extraction, said on Monday during her first briefing as the new White House press secretary, "I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman. The first of all three of those to hold this position."
These two striking immigrant success stories settle it for me: Lady Liberty is a lesbian.
- March 2022
Elvira Schemur, a Ukrainian LGBTQ activist, was "one of the first Pride volunteers to join the Kharkiv regional defense," a fellow Ukrainian queer activist tweeted yesterday.
Schemur was volunteering at a regional administration building in the city on March 1 when it was hit by a Russian missile. She died at the age of 21.
Is it wrong to dream of Vladimir Putin being pushed into a vat of boiling borscht?
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