Queer Notes takes up: the relationship between the LGBTQ movement and Black Lives Matter around pride celebrations; discrimination against gay people in Turkmenistan, especially against Dr. Kasymberdy Garayev; and the death of Aimee Stephens, the Transgender woman at the center of the Supreme Court case which ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibiting discrimination by sex includes gender identity and sexual orientation.
A new generation of revolutionary youth, led by Black youth, joined by youth of all races and many older people, created the most widespread, sustained revolt since the 1960s. Its militance reflected the depth of its challenge to this deadly racist society and the breadth of its support.
American civilization never ceases to put itself on trial, as shown once again by the revolt in Minneapolis that quickly spread nationwide, a new moment of revolt in an unprecedented situation.
Since May 29, there have been ongoing demonstrations sparked by the outrage over the police murder of George Floyd. They spread throughout the many San Francisco Bay Area cities including ones not especially known for activism like Walnut Creek.