Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies: Queer Precarity and the Myth of Gay Affluence

Amber Hollibaugh
Apr 20, 2016 | 12:00pm
Lunchtime Lecture
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Queers for Economic Justice


Queer precarity is a reality. As the wealth gap continues to grow, LGBT/Q people struggle with increasing hardships and economic crisis, alongside the majority of working-class and poor Americans. Economic precarity has necessitated new forms of labor organizing, including worker centers and union–community partnerships. But the particular struggles of queer and gender non-conforming people remain sidelined, both in scholarly work and in the LGBT and labor movements themselves. Class, race, the erotic, gender identity, sexuality, desire: how are these issues intertwined and interlocked in our analysis and in our organizing?


Amber Hollibaugh is currently a Senior Activist Fellow at the Barnard Center for Research for Women where she directs the Queer Survival Economies project.

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