Category: Gender & Sexuality

Bad Medicine: Failings in Trans Healthcare

As companies broadcast hollow messages of support on Trans Remembrance Day, many working class LGBT+ people are unable to afford or access adequate healthcare due to high insurance rates and discriminatory medical practices. We need to fight for a truly universal healthcare system that prioritizes health and well-being over profit.

Feminism for the 99%: A Debate about Strategy

At the beginning of 2018, U.S. based activists and intellectuals* called for the construction of a “feminism for the 99%.” This idea, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011, gave shape to the manifesto signed by Nancy Fraser, Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya, which appeared on March 8 of this year. We publish some reflections on the new wave of feminism and the anti-capitalist perspective proposed by its authors. [1]

Berlin: Queers for Palestine at the Radical Pride Parade

“Queer liberation is anti-racist and anti-colonial.” An interview with Dr. Melanie Richter-Montpetit, one of the co-organizers of the Queers for Palestine block at the Radical Queer March on July 26 in Berlin.

From Queer Struggle to Revolution

In the last 35 years of LGBTQ+ struggle, we have won more rights. But we have also seen greater institutionalization, co-optation, fragmentation and depoliticization of the LGBTQ+ movement. How can we revolutionize the queer struggle?

DSA Members Call for Mass Strike for Reproductive Justice

A proposed resolution urges the DSA to organize a nation-wide mass strike “when Roe v. Wade is challenged at the Supreme Court.” The resolution will be voted on at the DSA’s upcoming national convention. This could be the starting point for the kinds of mass actions needed to stop the right-wing offensive against reproductive rights.

Bad Medicine: Failings in Trans Healthcare

As companies broadcast hollow messages of support on Trans Remembrance Day, many working class LGBT+ people are unable to afford or access adequate healthcare due to high insurance rates and discriminatory medical practices. We need to fight for a truly universal healthcare system that prioritizes health and well-being over profit.

Against Co-Optation: The Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Today on August 24th we honor the life and death of Marsha P. Johnson and the legacy she left behind. She was a black trans drag-queen, sex-worker, and HIV/AIDS activist with a revolutionary spirit. Marsha was a mother and friend to many, a talented performer, an advocate for homeless trans youth, and a radical black organizer. With a working class perspective and a criminalized identity, she was at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ+ visibility and rights in New York.  Black, trans, gay, poor, and often houseless, she existed at the crossroads of multiple oppressions. Though her life and

Feminism for the 99%: A Debate about Strategy

At the beginning of 2018, U.S. based activists and intellectuals* called for the construction of a “feminism for the 99%.” This idea, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011, gave shape to the manifesto signed by Nancy Fraser, Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya, which appeared on March 8 of this year. We publish some reflections on the new wave of feminism and the anti-capitalist perspective proposed by its authors. [1]

Berlin: Queers for Palestine at the Radical Pride Parade

“Queer liberation is anti-racist and anti-colonial.” An interview with Dr. Melanie Richter-Montpetit, one of the co-organizers of the Queers for Palestine block at the Radical Queer March on July 26 in Berlin.

From Queer Struggle to Revolution

In the last 35 years of LGBTQ+ struggle, we have won more rights. But we have also seen greater institutionalization, co-optation, fragmentation and depoliticization of the LGBTQ+ movement. How can we revolutionize the queer struggle?

DSA Members Call for Mass Strike for Reproductive Justice

A proposed resolution urges the DSA to organize a nation-wide mass strike “when Roe v. Wade is challenged at the Supreme Court.” The resolution will be voted on at the DSA’s upcoming national convention. This could be the starting point for the kinds of mass actions needed to stop the right-wing offensive against reproductive rights.