What has been the relationship between queer struggles and other struggles on the left against racism, imperialism, and war? It’s often assumed that gay and lesbian liberation has run on its own separate track, but historian Emily Hobson argues that’s a misconception. She reflects on the history of LGBTQ liberation and the politics of solidarity, … Continued
We look at the ongoing hunger strike in San Francisco Ca to protest police terrorism and later we speak with Kin Folkz about “The Same Difference,” the documentary that examines tensions in the lesbian community over race and gender expression.
In June 2011, Sandra Bagaria was in an online romance with a Syrian revolutionary named Amina Arraf. Then Amina disappeared, and someone told Sandra she had been kidnapped by agents of the regime. Sandra mobilized along with gay activists all over the world to demand Amina’s release. But then everything unraveled, and Sandra learned that … Continued
Gentrification, policing and the creation of gay place-based communities: a conversation with Christina Hanhardt. Hanhardt is professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland and the author of Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence. Also: Women’s Empowerment Day at Hip Hop For Change’s Second Annual Independent Hip Hop Festival on … Continued
Queers and cultural revolution: Not all queers just want to get married. We preview Outside The Frame: Queers For Palestine Film Festival, and pay tribute to singer Ronnie Gilbert, whose career was derailed by McCarthyism in the fifties, only to have a resurgence in the feminist and lesbian music scene of the eighties.
Host Lisa Dettmer talks to feminists Katha Pollitt and Meghan Murphy about the recent vote in Ireland to legalize same sex marriage. How is it that Ireland is now touted as in the vanguard of progressive politics after legalizing same sex marriage while abortion is still illegal in Ireland except when a women’s life is … Continued