MIA: Subjects: Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Queer Movement:

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Marxism and the
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Queer Movement

 


Marxist Writers (in mostly chronological order):

On Homosexuality and the Penal Code by August Babel – 1898

Pamphlets and Statements
scans donated by the Riazanov Library Project

A revolutionary strategy for gay liberation — Democratic Socialist Party of Australia 1982

A Victory for Socialist Feminism — Freedom Socialist Party 1968

Come Out — gay libeartion newspaper — 1970

Gay Liberation Today — Various authors from the SWP. 1977

Gay Liberation — by Kip Dawson, SWP 1975

I Am Your Sister — by Audry Lorde 1985

The SWP vs Gay Liberation — Document by David Thorstad on the problems of the SWP policy regarding Gay Liberation.

Marxist Debate and Discussion:

The 1972 internal debate over Gay Liberation in the U.S. Socialist Workers Party:

Vol. 30, No. 1, June, 1972
Motion Approved by the SWP National Committee Plenum, May 14, 1972
Concerning the Gay Liberation Movement and the Party’s Orientation to it, by Barry Sheppard
Aspects of the Gay Liberation Movement, by John Lauristen, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local
A Constribution to the Discussion, by Lee Smith, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local

Vol. 30, No. 2, July, 1972
Is a Part that Bans Transvestim, Ready for Gay Liberation? by Sudie and Geb, Boston Branch p. 3
Gay Liberation and Class Struggle, by David Thorstad, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local p. 7

Vol. 30, No. 3, July, 1972
Gay Liberation, Capitalism, Stalinism, Sectarianism, Ultraleftism, and Trotskyism, by Sudie and Geb, Boston Branch
Antigay Laws in teh United States and some other Countries, by David Thorstad, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local Gay Liberation and the Sexual Revolution by Jon Hilson, Denver Branch

Vol. 30, No. 4, July, 1972
Intervening in the Gay Liberation Movement, by David Keepnews, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local
Gay Economic Exploitation, by Kendall Green, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local
A Contribution to the Discussion on Gay Liberation by Nat Weinstein, San Francisco Branch
Concerning an Inadequate Compromise, by Sudie and Geb, Boston Branch

Vol. 30, No. 5, August, 1972
A Review and a Comment, by David Thorstad, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local
For National Party Intervention in the Gay Liberation Movement, by Steve Beren, Chicago Branch
Basic Questions that Muct be Answered, by Lauristen, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local
A Comment on Comrade Nat Weinstein’s Contribution, by Lee Smith, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local

Vol. 30, No. 6, August, 1972
History, Documents and Analysis of the Gay Liberation Movement and Proposed Outlines for Party Gay Work, by Michael Maggi, Los Angeles Branch p. 3
Appendix p. 10
Critical Remarks on Barry Sheppeard’s Contribution to the Current Discussion, by Michael Maggi, Los Angeles Branch p. 13
Indense of Marxism Against Comrade Weinstein, by Lauristen, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local p. 15
On Comrade Sheppard’s Remark Concerning the Party’s Involvement in the Gay Liberation Movement, by John Hilson, Denver Branch, p. 19

Vol. 30, No. 7, August, 1972
Toward a Programmatic National Orietnation in the Gay Liberation Movement, by Jon Hillson, Denver Branch p. 3
Party Building and Gay Struggles, by Fred Feldman, Brooklyn Branch, New York Local p. 4
Some Comments on Gay Liberation, by Wesley Weinhold, Seattle Branch p. 6
More Thoughts on the Gay Liberation Movement, by Eileen Gersh, Philadelphia Branch p. 7
Concerning the Gay Liberation Movement and Barry Sheppard’s Proopsed Orientation to it, by Roland Sheppard, San Francisco Branch p. 9
A Clarification, by Lee Smith, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local p. 10
Revoltuionary Potential of Gay Liberartion Demands, by Kendall Green, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local p. 11

Vol. 30, No. 8, September, 1972
Contribution to the Discussion On Gay Liberation, by Gloria Albee, Seattle Branch p. 3
The Party’sorientation Toward Gay Liberation, by George Novack, Lower Manhattan Branch, New York Local p. 4
Concerning the Discussion, by Barry Sheppard p. 6
A Reply to Nat Weinstein, by Steve Beren, Chicago Branch p. 11
The Key Questions in This Discussion, by David Thorstad, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local p. 14
A Statement to the Psychiatric Profession By Gay Liberation, by David Thorstad, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local p. 19
A Brief Commentary On An Important Issue in This Discussion, by Steve Beren, Chicago Branch p. 20
A Little More On Transvestism, by Sudie and Geb, Boston Branch p. 21
A Lesbian Speechand Some Comments, by Casey, Oakland—Berkeley Branch p. 22
Gay Liberation Vs. “Workerism,” by Sudie and Geb, Boston Branch p. 23
Gay Is Good, Gay Is Better—What should the Party’sposition Be? by Sudie and Geb, Boston Branch p. 28
Some Questions and Answers, by Kendall Green, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local p. 29
Why Is A Gay Rights Stand Not Enough? by Lucy Roedder, Seattle Branch p. 30
Comments On A Side Issue Raised in the Discussion On Gay Liberation, By Betsey Stone, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local p. 31

Vol. 30, No. 9, September, 1972
Correction to Discussion Bulletin Vol. 30 No. 3
Some Additional Remarks On the Gay Liberation Movement, by Michael Maggi, Los Angeles Branch p.3
A Civil Liberties Approach to Gay Liberation Is Insufficient, by Harry Ring, Los Angeles Branch p. 6
Our Intervention, by John Lauritsen, Upper West Side Branch, New York Local p. 7
The Gay Liberation Movement: A New Era of Radicalization, by Art Gursch, Chicago Branch p. 9
Women and Gay Liberation, by Sudie and Geb, Boston Branch p. 14
Class Struggle and Gay Liberation, by Derrel Myers, San Francisco Branch p. 18

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