March Essay Dialogue: Has the Tide Turned for LGBT Activism?

We are excited to announce the launch of our March Essay Dialogue, which discusses the current state of LGBT activism. In light of recent developments like the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York and the relative absence of debate over LGBT issues during the 2012 Republican primaries, we invited scholars and activists to evaluate whether or not the “tide has turned.” Is the movement experiencing increased success in bringing about desired cultural and policy changes? If something is, in fact, changing, how has the change come about and what are some of the long-term implications? Contributors to this dialogue bring together current events, activist experience and social theory to address these and other questions.

Thank you to our distinguished contributors to this essay dialogue:

Scott Barclay, Drexel University (essay)
Michael Crawford, Freedom to Marry (essay)
Brian Powell, Indiana University (essay)
Amy Stone, Trinity University (essay)

We will also publish a second set of essays on this topic in mid March, with contributions from Mary Bernstein of the University of Connecticut, Kim Dugan of Eastern Connecticut State University, and Mara Keisling who directs the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Please enjoy engaging with these insightful essays and contribute to the debate by posting your opinions in the comments.

Editors in Chief,

Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, Dan Myers

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