LGBTQ

Trans 101 for Wobblies

A great set of introductory guides to trans terminology, issues for trans people and trans issues as workers' rights issues. Produced by Fey, a trans member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, nicknamed the "Wobblies".

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 6: Trans issues as labor issues

The final part in Fey's series on Trans issues, originally appeared on the website of the Boston branch of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 5: FAQs

Another part the ongoing series by Boston IWW member Fey on Trans issues. Originally appeared here.

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 4: Common complaints about radical environments

Part 4 of the series on Trans issues by Fey of the Boston IWW. Part one, part two, part three. Originally appeared here.

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 3: Awareness of widespread problems

Part 3 of the ongoing series by Boston IWW member Fey on Trans issues in the labour movement. Originally appeared here.

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 2: Challenging assumptions & misconceptions

Part 2 in the series on Trans issues by Boston IWW member Fey, originally appeared here.

Refugees from Amerika: A Gay Manifesto

Called a Gay Manifesto, this is really Carl Wittman's personal views on being a Gay male in 1970. In addition to criticising homophobia it also criticises the attitudes and strategies of the Gay Lib movement and offers some alternatives. Also includes some very personal beliefs and observations.

Whatever Happened at the End-Up?

An account of queer workers at a gay bar in San Francisco organising in the IWW. From Tsunami #1 (March 1995). Photo via tumblr.

Trans 101 for Wobblies, part 1: Understanding basic terminology

A member of the Boston IWW drew up this introduction to Trans terms and issues effecting trans people. Part one of an ongoing series. Originally appeared here

Viva Miuccia! Cursory notes on the political t-shirt

What do political t-shirts as a form — and their content — say about current attitudes to LGBT issues in parliamentary parties?