As LGBTQTSGNCI History month draws to a close, BCRW is excited to share our newly released videos with Activist Fellows Reina Gossett, Dean Spade, and Amber Hollibaugh on challenges and strategies for transformative organizing in queer and trans movements.
Reina Gossett talks about learning and sharing histories of trans women of color, including Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), as a strategy to transform and heal from historical isolation and erasure.
Amber Hollibaugh talks about a the importance of a liberation framework centering low-income people and people of color for LGBTQ organizing.
Dean Spade talks about the dramatic shifts in queer and trans movements over the last 50 years with the emergence in the 1990s of a highly visible and well-funded gay rights movement whose demand for inclusion in hate crime legislation and police protection goes against queer and trans community-based grassroots organizing to end police and state violence since the 1960s.
These videos are the product of interviews conducted by BCRW Creative Director Hope Dector and BCRW Activist Fellow Dean Spade at the 2013 conference Queer Dreams and Non-Profit Blues, co-convened by BCRW and the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School.