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.
Reba LandersApril 28, 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
Ominous New Attacks on Trans Rights Remind Us…It’s Capitalism
If the viciousness and hostility against trans people and ultimately all LGBT people is today open-carried on the Far Right, it is our dependence on fair-weather liberals and the politicians of the Democratic Party that is our Achilles’ heel.
Ian Scott HorstFebruary 17, 2023
Class Struggle Solidarity and the Trans Movement (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Class)
While writers at The New York Times staged a 24-hour walkout on Thursday, some trans people expressed skepticism about showing solidarity for workers at a publication that distributes so much transphobia. A trans socialist explains why queer solidarity with the labor movement is so important, even when workers might not yet be taking up our struggles.
Sybil DavisDecember 11, 2022
Understanding the Carnage at Colorado Springs
The heinous violence displayed in Colorado Springs is a stark reminder of the menacing, lethal threat that today’s determined far right continues to pose to trans and queer people, and anyone living outside capitalism’s imposed sexual and gender boundaries.
Keegan O'BrienDecember 4, 2022
GOP Introduces Federal Bill Attacking Trans Children
House Republicans have introduced a federal anti-trans bill specifically attacking children and school employees. It’s a sign of things to come from the GOP’s increasingly reactionary agenda.
Olivia WoodJuly 15, 2022
Republicans’ Legislation Against Drag Shows Is Part of their Anti-LGBTQ+ Agenda
Right-wing reactionaries are taking aim at drag shows as part of their attack on LGBTQ+ rights. These proposed bills will undoubtedly open the floodgates for more and more explicit attacks against queer people across the country.
Sawyer SmithJune 14, 2022
To Fight Far Right Attacks We Must Reclaim the Radical Legacy of Pride
This Pride Month, many are worried about the escalating attacks on queer people, and especially trans people, coming from the far right. Instead of staying home, we need to take Pride back to its roots as a protest against oppression, not a party.
Olivia WoodJune 13, 2022
France’s Homosexual Front for Revolutionary Action Showed an Anti-Capitalist Perspective for Sexual Liberation
The Homosexual Front for Revolutionary Action was formed amid the massive protests in France in May 1968. The group’s anti-capitalist perspective for sexual liberation rings true today, especially during Pride month.
Pablo HerónJune 9, 2022