Adapted from a talk presented at Marx21’s national branch meeting celebrating Pride month, Clare Lemlich looks at the intertwined origins of sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, as well as the past and present struggles for LGBTQ+ liberation. Pride month can be bittersweet. We get to see the gains our movements have made, and there’s a kind… Continue reading Pride, Trans Oppression, and Liberation
Eric Fretz reports on the radical Reclaim Pride demonstration in New York City last month, emphasizing the ways this year's protest intersected with the insurgent anti-racist rebellion still raging across the Unites States.
José Hernandez looks back at the iconic Stonewall Riots, explaining their role in the LGBTQ+ liberation movement and drawing parallels with the ongoing anti-racist rebellion.
Reclaim Pride Coalition has been focused on returning Pride March Sunday to its roots in People Power: the ability of people in marginalized, disadvantaged, and oppressed communities to collectively demand and create societal change. Over the 49 years since the first Christopher Street Liberation Day march from Sheridan Square to The Sheep’s Meadow in Central… Continue reading An end to corporate control of our Pride
June 28th is the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that ushered in the modern gay liberation movement. Every year since there have been “Gay Pride” and LGBTQ+ marches on the anniversary, but for many years there have been complaints about the corporate sponsorship, commercialization, and de-politicization of the march. This year there is an… Continue reading 50 Years After Stonewall: Fight for Queer Liberation