A New Queer Agenda

Lisa Duggan, Kenyon Farrow, Amber Hollibaugh, and Richard Kim

Dyke March photo by Syd London

Join contributors to the recently launched issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, “A New Queer Agenda,” for an evening of politics, discussion, and celebration. A collaboration between BCRW and Queers for Economic Justice, “A New Queer Agenda” shows how activists, academics, and organizers can work together to build larger, more effective social justice movements by accessing connections between queer life and issues like immigration, hunger, aging, health care, welfare, and family. The contributors invite us to push beyond the platform of security and belonging offered by gay marriage to a broader politics of economic, political, and sexual justice for all.

Lisa Duggan is a journalist, activist, and Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is author of Twilight of Equality: Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics and the Attack on Democracy and Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence and American Modernity.

Kenyon Farrow is a Black gay activist and writer based in New York City. He is the former Executive Director of Queers for Economic Justice, and has also been a longtime HIV/AIDS activist having worked on HIV/AIDS with Policy Institute at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Housing Works and Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project. He currently serves on the board of Streetwise and Safe in NYC, and the advisory committee of BreakOUT! in New Orleans. In addition to his political work, he is a prolific writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies and the co-editor of Letters From Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out. Twitter: @kenyonfarrow

Amber Hollibaugh is the Co-Director of QEJ, and has worked at Howard Brown Health Center, the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and the NYC Commission on Human Rights. A well-known activist, artist, public intellectual, and community organizer, she is the author of My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home and the director and co-producer of The Heart of the Matter, a documentary focusing on women’s sexuality, denial, and risk for HIV/AIDS.

Richard Kim is the Executive Editor of TheNation.com and co-editor of the New York Times best-selling book Going Rogue: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare. Twitter: @RichardKimNYC

Co-sponsored by Queers for Economic Justice and The Center for Gender and Sexuality at NYU. Photo credit: Syd London.