50 years on from the Festival of Light action by the Gay Liberation Front, this session will bring queer and trans organisers and writers together to talk about historical and current frontiers and tactics of liberation. With attacks on queer and trans people on the rise and the demonising rhetoric of previous decades back in full force in Parliament and the press, we’ll compare the enemies and struggles of today with those of the recent past. What were the strengths and limitations of the radical LGBTQ+ movements of the past 50 years? And what are the lessons for our liberation struggles today?
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Dr Olimpia Burchiellaro is a Leverhulme Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences, at the University of Westminster.
Amardeep Singh Dhillon is TWT's Programme Coordinator, co-editor at Red Pepper and freelance political journalist, bartender at The Ivy House and co-founder of South London Bartenders Network.
Hava Carvajal runs weekly online trans socials.