Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left (American Crossroads)

Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left (American Crossroads) Author Emily K. Hobson
ISBN-10 0520279069
ISBN-13 9780520279063
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher University of California Press
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LGBT activism is often imagined as a self contained struggle inspired by but set apart from other social movements Lavender and Redrecounts a far different story a history of queer radicals who understood their sexual liberation as intertwined with solidarity against imperialism war and racism This politics was born in the late 1960s but survived well past Stonewall propelling a gay and lesbian left that flourished through the end of the Cold War The gay and lesbian left found its center in the San Francisco Bay Area a place where sexual self determination and revolutionary internationalism converged Across the 1970s its activists embraced socialist and women of color feminism and crafted queer opposition to militarism and the New Right In the Reagan years they challenged U S intervention in Central America collaborated with their peers in Nicaragua and mentored the first direct action against AIDS Bringing together archival research oral histories and vibrant images Emily K Hobsonrediscovers the radical queer past for a generation of activists today

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