No return to ‘normal’ LGBT politics!
A radical re-orientation of queer and trans organizing is in order, one that understands queer and trans liberation as part of an overall vision of social and racial justice. We need to take leadership and direction from Black, Indigenous and racialized queer and trans people and espouse an approach that views different oppressions as interconnected, placing the needs of those left out of the rights revolution at the centre.
Queer liberation: The social organization of forgetting and the resistance of remembering
We need to reclaim the radical roots or our struggles in the new contexts we face. Past acts of resistance can be an important resource that we draw and build upon in our contemporary struggles. We need to reignite radical queer liberation movements to challenge all the remaining forms of heterosexual hegemony we face and all the ways our oppression is bound up with capitalist class, patriarchal, racializing relations and other forms of dominance.