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Editorial comment from the November-December 2017 issue of The Socialist, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in Australia) Challenge the system that breeds inequality As we go to press this month the marriage equality plebiscite...

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Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia – if we take a broad view of the history and diversity of human societies, it’s obvious these forms of oppression are not inherent to all times and places. They arise...

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On July 26, President Donald Trump released a series of tweets announcing his intention to ban transgender people from serving in the military. He claimed that trans people should not be allowed to serve on...

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Beginning in 1975 with a defiant block party at which Washington D.C.’s queer community courageously broke out of the closet, the city has since hosted an ever-growing collection of Pride events, known as “Capital Pride.”...

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The rights of oppressed communities, as well as working people more broadly, are under attack by Trump, and the LGBTQ community is no exception. Key steps forward for LGBTQ rights are now on the line,...

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Review of Dan Healey’s book: Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia The socialist October Revolution in 1917 brought about fundamental, thoroughgoing changes in Russian society. Millions of people in the largest country on Earth quickly found themselves...

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2016 was the deadliest year in history to be transgender in the U.S. 27 murders. In four months in 2017, we have already lost eight. This reality transgender people face cannot stand. Abroad, things are...

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Reports of gay men being detained, tortured and killed by officials under the control of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, have hit headlines around the world and provoked anger and protests from LGBT, democratic rights and...

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Transgender people have made major strides in visibility and won important victories in recent years. Nevertheless, trans people continue to struggle with hate-based violence, economic marginalization, and social exclusion. The stakes have been raised further...

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Below is the text of the leaflet that Socialist Alternative is distributing at pride events around the country. You can download the pdf here. The LGBTQIA community lost 49 of our sisters and brothers this...

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