Gender & Sexuality
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.
Sybil DavisJune 2, 2023
All Trans Kids Deserve Care: A Response To Helen Lewis
Helen Lewis, noted anti-trans author, wrote for the Atlantic on the “child gender culture war,” saying that not all trans children should be given access to gender-affirming care. She is wrong.
R.F. LandersMay 19, 2023
Lizzo Is Right: We Can’t Abandon Queer People
At a recent show in Knoxville, Tennessee, pop artist Lizzo brought drag queens onstage to perform with her — a clear stand against the recent drag ban passed in the state. This is an inspiring move from Lizzo, but as workers we must take action into our own hands, and take it further.
R.F. LandersApril 28, 2023
Biden’s New Title IX Proposal Is a Move to Whip Votes, Not Protect Trans Kids
President Biden has put forward a new proposal to adjust Title IX regulations, supposedly to prevent discrimination against transgender athletes in public schools and universities. However, this proposal is not a real protection of trans people, but instead another move by Biden to look progressive enough to win votes without taking enough action to shake the status quo.
R.F. LandersApril 15, 2023
They Took Away Roe and Now They Are Coming for Abortion Pills
A federal judge just banned mifepristone in a staggering attack on reproductive rights.
K.S. MehtaApril 8, 2023
To Protect Trans Youth, We Must Organize Ourselves!
On Trans Day of Visibility, a group of trans and queer youth led nearly a thousand people through the streets of New York City with combative slogans on their lips. In the face of reactionary attacks on trans existence across the United States, these students and organizers sent a clear message of strength and solidarity to their trans and queer siblings whose existence is being suppressed, criminalized, and erased. Left Voice was proud to march with them and to take up their message of resistance as an integral part of the struggle for a better world. Inspired by their example, we call upon every sector of working and oppressed people to join this struggle as one innately tied to their own.
R.F. LandersApril 2, 2023
“We are your economy”: Trans Youth Walkout and Speak Out
The following is a speech by a young trans person as part of an action called for by NYC Youth for Trans Rights.
Tatiana CozzarelliMarch 20, 2023
President AMLO’s Government Is Not Feminist
On March 8, Mexican president AMLO spoke cynically of his commitment to feminism. But the fight against gendered violence, militarization, and labor precarity will be fought by the masses, not the so-called “progressive” government in Mexico.
Barbara FunesMarch 13, 2023