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Queering Gender: Trans Liberation and Our Lesbigay Movements

As our queer movements grow in numbers and strength, the diversity within them becomes increasingly visible. Here we discuss the concerns and struggles of those of us gendered queer, who, despite historical associations and identification with lesbigay people and activism, have in recent years been becoming increasingly alienated from them because of the mainstreaming of the lesbian and gay movements. We conclude with some reflections on lesbigay politics and a call for unifying struggles against gender oppression.

P. Seshadri and L. Ramakrishnan

Trikone Magazine. 14(3): 6-8 & 18. July issue (1999)

Resource Link: members.tripod.com/pallavi/gender.html

We are indebted to Sivagami (Shiva) Subbaraman of the Office of Human Relations Programs (www.ohrp.umd.edu/WE/) and the Office of LGBT Equity at the University of Maryland, for compiling this and other great LGBT resources for the NCDD website. LGBT is short for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

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