Tag: Stonewall

From Stonewall to Black Lives Matter

This article takes up the threads of continuity from the Stonewall uprising to the current Black Lives Matter uprising. Originally published in Spectre Journal.

Stonewall Was a Riot

Today is the first day of Pride Month, a celebration of the Stonewall Riot in 1969. Now uprisings are breaking out all over the country. Wealthy, white gay men today might be opposed to “violence,” but the history of the LGBTQ+ movement shows that riots of oppressed people are about liberation.

Whither Queer Liberation?

Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, the LGBTQ+ movement faces lots of conservative pressures. What could a revolutionary alternative look like?

From Queer Liberation to Socialist Revolution

There is no revolution without queer liberation. The Following is a speech on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising by Left Voice editor Tatiana Cozzarelli given last December 13th at Left Voice magazine’s issue #5 launch party.

Queer Struggle, Class Struggle: Reflections on Stonewall at 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. The three-day riot against police violence will be commemorated with radical demonstrations, but also with “parades” including police, corporate floats and speeches by capitalist politicians. What happened? Has queerness lost its revolutionary potential?

An Anti-Capitalist Guide to NYC’s Pride Weekend

On the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, the WorldPride Parade in New York—with its corporate sponsorships and close relationship with the cops—is not the only Pride event taking place. Here is a short guide to Pride in New York City this weekend.

From Stonewall to Black Lives Matter

This article takes up the threads of continuity from the Stonewall uprising to the current Black Lives Matter uprising. Originally published in Spectre Journal.

Stonewall Was a Riot

Today is the first day of Pride Month, a celebration of the Stonewall Riot in 1969. Now uprisings are breaking out all over the country. Wealthy, white gay men today might be opposed to “violence,” but the history of the LGBTQ+ movement shows that riots of oppressed people are about liberation.

Whither Queer Liberation?

Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, the LGBTQ+ movement faces lots of conservative pressures. What could a revolutionary alternative look like?

From Queer Liberation to Socialist Revolution

There is no revolution without queer liberation. The Following is a speech on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising by Left Voice editor Tatiana Cozzarelli given last December 13th at Left Voice magazine’s issue #5 launch party.

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

Queer Struggle, Class Struggle: Reflections on Stonewall at 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. The three-day riot against police violence will be commemorated with radical demonstrations, but also with “parades” including police, corporate floats and speeches by capitalist politicians. What happened? Has queerness lost its revolutionary potential?

An Anti-Capitalist Guide to NYC’s Pride Weekend

On the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, the WorldPride Parade in New York—with its corporate sponsorships and close relationship with the cops—is not the only Pride event taking place. Here is a short guide to Pride in New York City this weekend.