LGBTQ

The gay manifesto - Carl Wittman

A radical manifesto for gay liberation published by the Marxist cell of the US Gay Liberation Front in 1970.

Gay liberation - The Red Butterfly

Gay liberation pamphlet cover

Introductory pamphlet about gay liberation produced by The Red Butterfly, a Marxist cell within the New York Gay Liberation Front first published in 1970.

Manifesto - Gay Liberation Front

GLF members in Sussex on Remembrance Day, 1973

The manifesto of the UK organisation the Gay Liberation Front, written in 1971 in London and revised in 1978.

The Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements

Speech given by Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panthers, August 15, 1970. The speech criticises previous attitudes of the Black Panther Party and revolutionary groups towards homosexuals and women, and stresses the need to take steps to support and ally with their liberation movements.

Carnival of the Oppressed, The Angry Brigade and the Gay Liberation Front

Gay News rally

An article investigating the relationship between Gay Liberationist groups and the British New Left.

Stonewall: The birth of gay power - Sherry Wolf

Stonewall riots, 1969

A history of the Stonewall riots, where LGBT people in New York City took a stand against violent state repression and battled the police, kickstarting a militant, global gay liberation movement.

Gender Nihilism: An Anti-Manifesto - Alyson Escalante

Gender Nihilism: An Anti-Manifesto by Alyson Escalante

Alyson Escalante's critiques of the trans community's reliance on gender essentialism and a proposal for a radical negation as the solution to gendered alienation and oppression. To be included in the upcoming anthology Fuck Your Gender Neutral Prison! A Nihilist Insurrection Against Gender.

They were a bit, ken, thon wey: Scottish LGBT history - Brian Dempsey

Interesting two part article about the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scotland, by Brian Dempsey.

Pratt and Smith: the last UK men hanged for sodomy - Frank Ryan

Contemporary illustration of their hanging

A short account of the 1835 execution of two London working men, James Pratt and John Smith, the last to be put to death for homosexuality.

Hipsterphobia - Cava Sundays

Class War's Fuck Parade anti-gentrification protest in Shoreditch

Interesting article on Class War attacking "hipsters" as part of their high-profile protest against gentrification in east London last month, pointing out its pitfalls, as well as pitfalls of populist anti-gentrification campaigning in general.