Gender & Sexuality
Women, the Bolsheviks and Revolution
On this International Women’s Day, we publish an interview with Wendy Goldman, author of Women, State and Revolution, about the Bolshevik’s ideas of women’s liberation after the 1917 revolution. Particularly, she addresses how the Bolsheviks sought to change women’s material conditions as the basis for women’s liberation. This debate could not be more relevant in a time when despite equality in law, there is no equality in life and a time when female Presidents around the world are no guarantee of women’s basic rights.
Wendy GoldmanMarch 8, 2016
Love in the Time of Capitalism
This Sunday, many will enjoy a day with their spouses and partners filled with Hallmark cards, roses and sentimental dates. For some, Valentine’s Day is a day to express deep love and desire. For others, a performance of affection in a charade of a partnership that is no longer emotionally or sexually fulfilling.
Tatiana CozzarelliFebruary 14, 2016
My Life as a Gay Worker
Rachid’s story is not an isolated case; it is that of millions of workers who remain in the shadows. Coming to terms with one’s sexuality when it doesn’t correspond to heterosexual norms is a fight within all social classes.
Rachid StaliFebruary 13, 2016
“For socialism! For internationalism! For bread and for roses!”
On October 10-12, the 30th annual National Women's Meeting (Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres) took place in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. There, the Left and the Workers’ Front (FIT) joined Pan y Rosas, a national women's organization organized by the PTS with sister organizations in Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil and Spain.
Left VoiceOctober 27, 2015
Sixty-Five Thousand Strong at National Women’s Meeting
On October 10-12, the 30th annual National Women's Meeting (Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres) took place in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. There, the Left and the Workers’ Front (FIT) joined Pan y Rosas, a national women's organization advanced by the PTS with sister organizations in Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil and Spain.
Gloria GrinbergOctober 23, 2015
What Did I Do to You?
“What did I do to you?” Those were among the last words uttered by Adriano Oca, a gay man. He was stabbed to death on July 5 in the impoverished outskirts of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 29, 2015
Pao e Rosas Conference: The Fury that Turns into Organizing Energy
On August 29, 400 women and LGBT people gathered at the Sao Paulo (Brazil) metro workers’ union building for a conference organized by Bread and Roses (Pao e Rosas), the international socialist women’s organization made up of militants of the Trotskyist Fraction and independents.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 11, 2015
Socialism and LGBT Liberation
The Left Voice presents an interview with Sherry Wolf, an activist, public speaker, and writer from Brooklyn, NY. She is an associate editor for the International Socialist Review and author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics and Theory of LGBT Liberation.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 7, 2015
“Equality in law does not mean equality in life”
We interviewed Virginia Guitzel, a trans public health worker who lives in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo. Here she discusses the connections between capitalism and trans oppression, as well as the way forward for trans liberation.
Left VoiceJuly 1, 2015