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
#AllThatsLeftPod: How We Win the Fight for Trans Rights
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss both the right-wing and liberal attacks on trans rights, and the need for a movement and a working-class party with a socialist perspective to protect the oppressed.
Otto ForsJune 28, 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.
Reba 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.
Reba LandersApril 28, 2023
Actors’ Union Joins the Fight Against Drag Bans
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) has joined the legal fight against Tennessee’s “Drag Ban.” Next steps? AEA should continue to push forward actions with worker solidarity in the fight against anti-drag / anti-trans legislation.
Claire LatouretteApril 23, 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.
Reba LandersApril 15, 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.
Reba LandersApril 2, 2023
CUNY Union Chapter Unanimously Passes Resolution in Support of Trans Rights
The Graduate Center chapter of PSC-CUNY, the faculty, staff, and graduate worker union of the City University of New York, passed a resolution pledging support to all workers fighting the anti-trans bills nationwide.
Olivia WoodMarch 12, 2023
“We Won’t Go Down Without a Fight”: Trans Youth Walkout and Speak Out
The following is a speech by a student activist from NYC Youth for Trans Rights.
Raven BenjaminMarch 11, 2023