Wednesday, February 1, 2012

LGBT Community and Capitalism discussion

Hello everyone.

There is an event happening tonight at 7 pm at the LGBT Community Center on Manchester to discuss the relationship between the LGBT community and a Capitalist / consumerist economy. The community center is a really nice space just to check out if you've never been there before. Hope to see you there.


In much of the United States the LGBT community appears to be firmly set along one political path. Members of the Democratic party, while being more inclined to not view those who identify as LGBT as against God and Nature, have other interests that far outweigh and oftentimes conflict with LGBT rights. I’ll just acknowledge the existence of the Republican presidential candidates and leave it at that.

Why is marriage so important to anyone, let alone the LGBT community? How and why has the LGBT community been used and abused by our economic system? What other avenues are there to empower the community without reliance on a party that usually only helps out when it’s convenient to do so?

If you are interested in exploring the intersections between sexuality, gender, and the economic system we live under then hot dog. By examining these intersections other connections can be drawn between struggles such as environmental and labor rights issues. The implications this has on possible organizing is also worth exploring. Got to work together to smash the things that are keeping us down and possibly leading us and everything else towards extinction.

So we’re going to have a little chat to get this conversation / planning rolling

Wednesday, February 1st @ 7 PM
at the LGBT Center, 4337 Manchester Road

Okay bye!


Here is some reading material you all might find interesting. It goes into the formation of a gay identity and how that plays into some of the contradictions of Capitalism.

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