LGBT Rights / Queer Rights
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sLGBT RightstFHuman Rights Watch
qLesbians and Gays Support the Migrantsr
gLGSMigrants is a queer activist group that, through fundraising and direct action, stand in solidarity with all migrants and refugees.bInspired by Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in the 1980s we build on a proud history of queer solidarity to say: no one is illegal.h
qThe Outside Projectr
@gLondon's LGBTIQ+ Community Shelter, Centre and Domestic Abuse Refugeh
Adeyemi, Kemi, 2022, Feels Right: Black Queer Women and the Politics of Partying in Chicago, Durham: Duke University Press.
gyOutlinezIn Feels Right Kemi Adeyemi presents an ethnography of how black queer women in Chicago use dance to assert their physical and affective rights to the city. Adeyemi stages the book in queer dance parties in gentrifying neighborhoods, where good feelings are good business. But feeling good is elusive for black queer women whose nightlives are undercut by white people, heterosexuality, neoliberal capitalism, burnout, and other buzzkills. Adeyemi documents how black queer women respond to these conditions: how they destroy DJ booths, argue with one another, dance slowly, and stop partying altogether. Their practices complicate our expectations that life at night, on the queer dance floor, or among black queer community simply feels good. Adeyemifs framework of gfeeling righth instead offers a closer, kinesthetic look at how black queer women adroitly manage feeling itself as a complex right they should be afforded in cities that violently structure their movements and energies. What emerges in Feels Right is a sensorial portrait of the critical, black queer geographies and collectivities that emerge in social dance settings and in the broader neoliberal city.h
sSober Pride Brum 2022t
September 24+25, 2022
Birmingham 54-57 Allison Street Birmingham B5 5TH
gyDescriptionzOn September 24th and 25th, we welcome all to join us at the heart of the city, where we dance, drink and celebrate each other, as well as celebrating Black Trans Women who fought/fight for our rights and highlighting the voices of QTIPOC people.h
sLGSM Learns Online: Abolitiont
July 25, 2022 / Online Event
by Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants
gyIntroductionzAfter our no cops in pride action our pride, our next instalment of LGSM Learns will take a deeper dive into what it means to be an abolitionist.h
Hayes, Kelly, 2022, "As Attacks on Queer and Trans People Accelerate, We Need Solidarity Now", Truthout, August 25, 2022, (https://truthout.org/audio/as-attacks-on-queer-and-trans-people-accelerate-we-need-solidarity-now/).
gyIntroductionzThe stakes right now are really high when it comes to queer and trans life. I can say in terms of my own lifetime, I havenft felt like it has been this dangerous ever,h says journalist Melissa Gira Grant. In this episode of gMovement Memos,h host Kelly Hayes talks with Gira Grant about right-wing attacks on trans people, Republican school board takeovers, and how the rightfs ggroomerh discourse has expanded to include queer people, drag performers and public school teachers.h
Barr, Sabrina, 2022, "Strictly Come Dancing Star Johannes Radebe on Creating 'Safe Haven' with Lgbt+ Community Centre the Outside Project: 'I Wish I Had Grown Up with a Refuge I Could Run to'", Metro News, July 23, 2022, (https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/23/strictlys-johannes-radebe-on-creating-safe-haven-for-lgbt-community-17054202/).
gyIntroductionzEver since Johannes Radebe joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, he has been a firm fan-favourite among viewers, delighting with his extraordinary talent and contagious zest for life.h
Mcmenamin, Lexi, 2022, "The New York Times, The Atlantic, More Keep Publishing Transphobia. Why?", Teen Vogue, July 22, 2022, (https://www.teenvogue.com/story/nyt-transphobia-july-oped).
gyCaptionzIn this op-ed, News & Politics Editor Lexi McMenamin criticizes mainstream media outlets for normalizing anti-trans rhetoric.h^gyQuot.zI am reluctant to engage in these discussions on the terms of bad faith actors, which these publications and others have proven themselves to be. As journalist Shon Faye, author of The Trans Issue \ released in 2021 in the UK and forthcoming stateside from Verso this fall \ wrote in her bookfs introduction, gSuch debates are time-consuming, exhausting distractions from what we should really be focusing on: the material ways in which we are oppressed.h Faye recalls an anecdote about the late author Toni Morrison speaking at a university in 1975 on distraction as the gvery serious functionh of racism.h
Viggiano, Alessandra and Siobhán McGuirk, 2022, "How Trans Rights Activists Changed Argentina", Red Pepper, June 26, 2022, (https://www.redpepper.org.uk/trans-travesti-movement-rights-gender-identity-feminism-inclusive-argentina-abortion-lgbtq/).
gyCaptionzTen years ago Argentina passed groundbreaking gender identity laws, a victory won through solidarity, diverse tactics and longstanding activist traditions. The experience has lessons for us all, write Alessandra Viggiano and Siobhán McGuirkh^gyExordiumzThis is the story of #FuriaTravesti: a collective of people who faced persecution and brutality at the hands of the police, were often thrown from their homes and experienced extreme discrimination. Yet, even while they occupied ea non-placef in the eyes of the state and society, they continued fighting to build new forms of citizenship and rights.h
Hayes, Kelly, 2022, "Attacks on Trans Rights and Abortion Rights Are 'Bound Together'", Truthout, June 3, 2022, (https://truthout.org/audio/attacks-on-trans-rights-and-abortion-rights-are-bound-together/).
gyCaptionzgThe people who want to harm, subjugate and destroy us have not been deterred by warnings that their political vision is too radical, or even impossible. We cannot afford to restrict our own aspirations in the face of such enemies,h says Kelly Hayes. In this episode of gMovement Memos,h host Kelly Hayes talks with author Shane Burley discuss the connection between attacks on abortion rights and the barrage of anti-trans laws that have passed in recent months.h
Bernstein, Mary, 2022, "Are the Courts the Way to Queer Rights?", Boston Review, May 9, 2022, (https://bostonreview.net/articles/are-the-courts-the-way-to-queer-rights/).
gyCaptionzIn the fight for LGBTQ equality, the law is often the last thing to change.h
Kelley, Nancy, 2022, "Trans rights are at risk now, but the failures of Britainfs equality watchdog imperil us all", Guardian, February 15, 2022, (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/15/trans-rights-risk-human-rights-body-threaten-all-ehrc-un).
@gNancy Kelley is the chief executive of Stonewallh
gyCaptionzThe EHRC is no longer independent. Thatfs why we are seeking international intervention from the UNh^gyExordiumzHuman rights must take precedence over personal beliefs and political whims. That is why there are strong international mechanics in place to ensure national human rights bodies can operate independently of their governments.h
Cowan, Leah, 2020, "'Black Trans Lives Matter' \ We Can't Let the Government Bury an Assault on Trans Rights", gal-dem, June 18, 2020, (https://gal-dem.com/black-trans-lives-matter-we-cant-let-the-government-bury-its-assault-on-trans-rights-amid-protests-and-a-racist-pandemic/).
gyCaptionzAmid protests and a racist pandemic, politicians are trying to quietly backslide on trans rights by scrapping proposed amendments to the Gender Recognition Act.h
Hapsis, Emmanuel, 2019, "Meet the LGBTQ+ Elders Who Rioted, Organized and Lobbied to Change History", KQED, June 10, 2019, (https://www.kqed.org/arts/13859162/meet-the-lgbtq-elders-who-rioted-organized-and-lobbied-to-change-history).
gyIntroductionz This article is part of KQED Arts' story series Pride as Protest, which chronicles the past and present of LGBTQ+ activism in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Learn more about the series here.bPride season is upon us, with its parties, parades and rainbow regalia. But none of it would be possible without the tireless advocacy and protest power of our LGBTQ+ elders. Their stories of fighting for queer and trans rights should be permanently ingrained in our memories and the memories of those to come.h
Meronek, Toshio, 2016, "How a Queer Liberation Collective Has Stayed Radical for Almost 40 Years", Waging Nonviolence, July 23, 2016, (https://wagingnonviolence.org/2016/07/how-a-queer-liberation-collective-has-stayed-radical-for-almost-40-years/).
gyCaptionzLAGAI's commitment to intersectionality keeps them from being engulfed by the mainstream politics of compromise.h
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