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TERFS, Nazis and the fight for trans liberation

June 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Join Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party for an online event in honour of Stonewall.

Trans, non-binary and queer folks are facing relentless attack from rightwing bigots, outright fascists and some feminists. And they are standing up to it, backed by an outpouring of grassroots solidarity from many quarters. As we celebrate the 1969 Stonewall rebellion, let’s talk about how we can build an intersectional movement that unites us.

Discussion will follow speakers:
As one of the key organisers of Melbourne’s Trans Day of Visibility Reclaim the Streets rally, Austin Fabry-Jenkins will tell how more than 5,000 people came out on short notice, ready to take on “feminists” like Posie Parker, sieg-heiling Nazis and anyone else who would try to repress those challenging the rigid gender binary. Austin is a non-binary queer, union activist and current Co-Convener of the Victorian Pride Lobby.

Debbie Brennan, veteran anti-fascist organiser and Melbourne Radical Women Organiser, will explore how the far right is using transphobia to build its movement. She’ll examine how the flawed and blinkered ideology of trans-exclusionary radical feminism leaves its adherents open to being manipulated by these sinister types. She’ll also explain what fascism is and how we can stop it in its tracks.

The meeting will also feature a special tribute to Stonewall and the trans women of colour, butch dykes and other working class queers who rebelled against police harassment. This sparked the global wave of queer liberation, which declared “Out of the closets and into the streets!” — the foundation of Pride which underpins the contemporary movement.

Register here.

Co-hosted by Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party and Contact: rw.aus@radicalwomen.org for more details.

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Date:
June 28, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
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Online (Aus)
Melbourne, Australia
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