LGBTQ

Cedar denied parole: updates on "hate crime policing" and repression after Hamilton Pride

A report from North Shore Counter-Info on the situation in Hamilton, Ontario, where growing numbers of anarchists and queers have been targeted by the stateafter a far-right attack on the local Pride event.

1997-1998: AIDS activists (ACT UP) demand federal funding for needle exchange programs

During the takeover, activists chained and barricaded themselves inside Thurman'

Account of the 18 month long protests to overturn government bans on clean needle exchanges which contributed to the spread of diseases and thousands of deaths per year.

1994-5: ACT UP activists resist New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s AIDS policies

Account of the year long struggles to save social services and support for AIDs patients from budget cuts.

The Saga Continues: Updates on Queer Resistance and Repression in Hamilton

An article from North Shore Counter-Info giving updates on the situation in Hamilton, where queer anarchists have been dealing with police repression after defending a local Pride event from homophobic/far-right attackers.

100 Inmates in Shakopee, Minnesota, Wear Blue to Support Demands Made by LGBTQ Prisoners

Inside Shakopee Prison on Saturday 25th June, prisoners wore blue - the only color they can wear without getting in trouble - to protest in favor of changes demanded by LGBTQ prisoners. This story was first published by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee.

A Response to Police Repression Following Hamilton, ON, Pride

The following statement from the anarchist community center The Tower responds to the recent repression against those targeted by police after clashes erupted between those defending Hamilton Pride and the far-Right.

E21-22: The Stonewall riots and Pride at 50

The Stonewall riots and Pride at 50.

Summer 2019 marks 50 years since the iconic rebellion against the police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The LGBTQ patrons and locals, many of them people of colour, and most of them working class, fought back against the police in 6 days of rioting. Then they organised, revolutionising the LGBTQ rights movement, and sparking Pride.

UPDATED - Solidarity with Detained Cuban Anarchist and LGBT Activists

Havana, Cuba – Following tensions around the cancellation of the state sponsored LGBT march and the effort by activists to call for an independently organized one, two anarchist and LGBT activists, Isbel Diaz Torres and partner Jimmy Roque Martinez, are believed to have been detained by Cuban authorities. The detentions are seen as an attempt by the Cuban state to suppress and intimidate outspoken activists whom they see as leaders and vocal activists in the LGBT community in Cuba. This story was first posted by Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

“Give me my job back, say sorry, and don’t do it again” – Interview with a worker sacked for being trans

An interview with a British trans IWW member who was fired for using the toilet at work, but after the company was picketed by the Sheffield section, got their job back.

Whose personal is more political? Experience in contemporary feminist politics

An academic article by Alison Phipps about how some feminists deem their traumatic personal experiences more worthy than others in order to negate the rights and organising attempts of sex workers and transwomen.