CELEBRATE STONEWALL 25 This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the explosion of resistance that catapulted the lesbian and gay movement onto the nation's public political agenda. CrossRoads is excited to celebrate this occasion with "Stonewall 25: And Behind the Door?" The five articles in this collection examine the past, present and future of a dynamic movement, which an active sector prefers to define, in-your-face-style, as the queer movement. As Irene Elizabeth Stroud puts it in her lead article, today's queer movement is diverse in every possible respect -- "a place where worlds collide." The source of incredible vitality, such diversity simultaneously presents the movement's left wing -- and the entire left -- with a host of complexities. Among them are the complications arising from the current impulse toward "mainstreaming" the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender movement. Writing from different experiences and points of view, five authors examine these complications -- tensions between cultural expression and political activism; conflicts along lines of class and race; knotty differences over self-definition and sexual identity. Simultaneously passionate and sophisticated, this discussion is the kind of probing work- in-progress through which movements find their liberating way. And for "straight/non-queer" leftists, there is an additional message here, about the myriad ways the left has not yet grasped the depth and brutality of homophobia and the need to embrace the fight for lesbian/gay/bisexual equality as the righteous cause of all. Eloquent as the writing in the following pages is, we're equally excited about the art in "Behind the Door." Many thanks to Lesbian Visual Artists and to each individual contributor for images that convey an indispensable dimension of the Stonewall 25 "cultural supernova." Have fun looking and reading, and see you at the International March on the United Nations to Affirm the Human Rights of Lesbians and Gay People June 26 in New York. BUILDING THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA No issue of CrossRoads would be complete at this moment without celebrating the world-historic victory in South Africa. As our tribute, this issue leads off with Myesha Jenkins' election-day letter from Johannesburg; next month will be a CrossRoads special issue on "Building the New South Africa" -- don't miss it. WELCOME MIKE GREER We're excited to welcome Mike Greer to CrossRoads; Mike will be working with the magazine for the next few months as an editorial intern. Mike was active in divestment, anti- Gulf War and financial accessibility battles at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and looks forward to working in oppositional media. Currently, he's an underused temp looking for a paying job. He can be reached through CrossRoads if you have any hot leads. * * * Faced with rising costs we've been forced to implement a small price rise beginning this month. The price of a regular one-year subscription has gone up from $24 to $26; two-year subs are $48; our special $19 student rate is now a $20 student and senior citizen rate; three-month trial subs are now $9; and international subs go up to $35, with $15 additional for international air mail. The cover price stays at $3.