This morning, 8 O’Clock Buzz engineer Harry Gilbert spoke with Jennicet Gutierrez and Jorge Gutierrez, the National Coordinator of Familia: TQLM about the work of centering queer and trans undocumented immigrants in the struggle for liberation.
“In many ways, our modern Pride celebrations couldn’t be more different from the event they’re commemorating. Forty-five years ago, just after midnight on June 28, 1969, the New York City Police Department conducted a routine raid on the Stonewall Inn. Crowds of trans women, sex workers, and homeless youth were handcuffed, herded out of the bar, and into pushed into paddy wagons. And then a curious thing happened. The people in handcuffs began to fight back.” -Beth Lalonde in the article, The Trans Day of Action: Taking Back Stonewall in the Huffington Post.
Last week the large and diverse community of queer theorists lost one of it’s most significant voices, Jose Muñoz.
On Wednesday August 28th, host Karma Chavez spoke with author and activist Sarah Schulman about her new book “Israel/Palestine and the Queer International” as well as queer politics and how they are connected through art and culture.