LGBTQ

Being Trans and Protesting

This guide outlines key rights and advice for trans people attending protests. We hope that this guide will support you in knowing your rights, so you can make informed decisions about how and when you take action. This guide was compiled by Green and Black Cross.

Queering the Panthers: Rhetorical adjacency and black/queer liberation politics

Lisa Corrigan's article charting the coterminous relationship between the black liberation movement and the gay liberation movement with special emphasis on the relationship between the Black Panther Party and the Gay Liberation Front.

Colonialism, Two-Spirit identity and the logics of white supremacy

Phoenix Singer on the physical and cultural repression of indigenous Two-Spirit people by Euro-American colonialism.

Hyperbole and horror: hijras and the British imperial state in India

Onni Gust on the British criminalisation of the Indian Hijras who did not fit the white colonial gender binary.

Marxism and Sexuality

Contradictions at the heart of the capitalist mode of production affect human relations at the level of the superstructure. The ideological, cultural, linguistic, and organisational forms prevalent in contemporary society are not independent of the social and economic structure of our society, and are bequeathed to us from previous modes of production. Sexuality, like other spheres of human activity, is not exempt from this.

A Lesbian Shaggy Dog Story

Midnight Notes review a novel by Sarah Schulman.

Liberation #05 (Jul-Aug 1987)

Issue #5 of Liberation, with articles on Thatcherism after the 1987 election, reports of anti-fascist action in Leicester, public order in Northern Ireland, coal redistribution in Wales, the Midlands Trader print dispute, the Ardbride/Laura Ashley dispute, the Labour party and the limits of its anti-racism, reproductive rights, gay autonomy, state violence, anarchist organisation, international news including riots in East and West Berlin, Urguayan anarchists organising, and the Spanish dockers' Coordinora, and more.

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.