Posts in: LGBTQ

Mourn for the dead but fight like hell for the living

November 11, 2013

Freedom Socialist Party — Australia statement to commemorate International Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013 Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is held annually on November 20th. The first event was a candlelight vigil held in San Francisco, California in 1999 in memory of Rita Hester, an African American transgender woman who was murdered a year earlier…. Read more »

Durham-López campaign statement: A queer rights platform to take PRIDE in

June 19, 2012

Are you fed up with empty promises and big-money control of the elections? Throw your support behind candidates with bold, unconventional and practical solutions to the economic crisis and the escalating attacks on civil rights. The Freedom Socialist Party campaign of Stephen Durham for president and Christina López for vice president has a platform that… Read more »

Trans Panthers Party for Self-Defense: Rights by any means necessary

June 2011

We are a focused, physical and socio-political defensive, direct action group for people who are of TS/TG/Other Gendered Identities and Intersex. We are respectfully modeled after the Original legendary Black Panther Party. We also act as one of several organs to facilitate a political, legal, community voice and united front against oppression of our right… Read more »

An answer to the crisis: 10-point program of the Freedom Socialist Party

June 2015

No more bailouts for bankers & speculators. Open the books. Nationalize the banking and insurance industries, under the control of workers! • Make public the results of worker audits of allegedly bankrupt and failing companies. • Send corporate crooks to jail, including predatory lenders. Redirect war spending into social services. Redirect the Pentagon’s $500-plus billion… Read more »

Open Letter on the November 3, 2009 General Election

October 13, 2009

Dear Friend, With nearly 10 percent unemployment in the state, voters need candidates who challenge the profit system and will fight for genuine relief for the people hardest hit. Unfortunately Washington State’s November 3 ballot contains no such candidates. You may say, why bother to vote? We have an answer: this is your chance to… Read more »

Stonewall was a riot—now we need a revolution!

June 12, 2009

Triumph and trouble: it’s strange times for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. On one hand, the mobilization for same-sex marriage has achieved legalization in six states. This is a battle for basic civil equality that has energized queers from coast to coast — whatever they think of the institution of marriage! Public support for… Read more »

Court Decision Provokes Gay Counterattack

Spring 1977

Washington State law has plunged back into the Dark Ages as a result of a recent State Supreme Court decision that could severely damage gay rights for years to come. Citing the saintly authority of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, the Court upheld a 1972 Tacoma, Washington, School Board decision to fire James Gaylord from his… Read more »

Anita Bryant Praises the Lord and Denounces Gays

Spring 1977

“Save Our Children, Inc.” — an antigay group fronted by singer and orange-juice-pusher Anita Bryant — has stepped up its vicious campaign to rescind a Dade County, Florida ordinance that prohibits job and housing discrimination against gays. Bryant and her accomplices launched a religious crusade and obtained 10,000 signatures for a June, 1977 referendum on… Read more »

“Gays and Work” symposium

Spring 1977

A ground-breaking symposium, “Gays and Work,” attracted 100 people to the University of Washington for an intensive examination of on-the-job discrimination faced by gay workers. The first of its kind in the U.S., the conference placed special emphasis on the status of lesbians and ethnic minority gays.