Gender & Sexuality
Women’s Liberation in Revolutionary Russia
The historian Wendy Z. Goldman gave this talk in Madrid and Barcelona on September 12 and 15, presenting her book Women, the State, and Revolution.
Wendy Z. GoldmanOctober 1, 2023
Berlin Has a New Pride Demonstration That Cops Hate
Pride should be a protest, not a party. The Internationalist Queer Pride in Berlin takes up the tradition of the Stonewall Riots. Cops hate it — and that's a good thing
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 30, 2023
Trans Liberation and Socialist Revolution — A Debate with the IMT
Trotskyists should aim to be in the front lines of all struggles against oppression. This is a debate with Alan Woods's International Marxist Tendency (IMT) on how socialists should relate to the movement for queer and trans liberation.
Sasha FrostJuly 29, 2023
The Communist Women’s International, in English for the First Time
An Interview with historians Daria Dyakovona and Mike Taber about their new book with documents from the Communist Women’s International
Josefina L. MartínezJuly 11, 2023
The First Pride Was a Riot, This Pride Is a Strike: Starbucks Workers Shut Down Over 150 Stores
This June, Starbucks implemented a new policy which prevented employees from decorating their stores for Pride. Instead of accepting this hypocrisy from the supposedly queer-friendly corporation, workers at over 150 unionized locations shut things down.
Reba LandersJuly 1, 2023
The Birth of the Homosexual Movement and Socialism in Germany
In this article, we look back at the birth of the homosexual movement in Germany, its ties to socialism, and the lessons of this alliance — in its victories and defeats.
Camille LupoJune 30, 2023
A Marxist Take on the Attack on Trans Rights
Our sister site in France, Révolution Permanente, interviewed Left Voice member Enid Brain about the attack on trans rights in the United States. Enid covers how the crisis of neoliberalism drives the attacks, the role of the Democratic Party, the need for a class independent approach and organization to fight the attacks, and more.
Enid BrainJune 30, 2023
Left and Labor March for Trans Rights in New York City
Last weekend, the Left and Labor Coalition marched at the Queer Liberation March, highlighting that attacks on trans rights are an attack on workers' rights.
Tatiana CozzarelliJune 29, 2023
The Institute for Sexual Science: Berlin’s Forgotten Centre for Trans Activism
In the 1920s, a fancy Berlin villa was home to a gay Jewish doctor who facilitated the very first gender-affirming surgeries. In the same building, communist leaders held secret meetings with anti-colonial guerrilla fighters. The Institute for Sexual Science was like something out of a Fox News fever dream.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 29, 2023
This Pride Month, There is Hope In Fighting Back. Pride is in the Streets.
Pride is in the streets. It is the history of our community, it is the history of our struggle. Let us do them honor.
Enid BrainJune 2, 2023