Queer Notes: July-August 2020

July 1, 2020

Queer Notes takes up: the relationship between the LGBTQ movement and Black Lives Matter around pride celebrations; discrimination against gay people in Turkmenistan, especially against Dr. Kasymberdy Garayev; and the death of Aimee Stephens, the Transgender woman at the center of the Supreme Court case which ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibiting discrimination by sex includes gender identity and sexual orientation.

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Detroit dispatch #7: art, protests and evictions

June 29, 2020

Detroit dispatch #7 saw a multiplicity of daily Black Lives Matter protests, in both city and suburbs, illuminating revelations of and resistance against systemic racism. Art flourishes while evictions loom, Fiat-Chrysler workers walk out while speed-up of workers continues and social distancing and mask wearing fall by the wayside.

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Outrage in San Francisco

May 31, 2020

Since May 29, there have been ongoing demonstrations sparked by the outrage over the police murder of George Floyd. They spread throughout the many San Francisco Bay Area cities including ones not especially known for activism like Walnut Creek.

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Revisiting Fanon

November 26, 2016

Report of a discussion following the showing of the new movie “Concerning Violence” which took on Frantz Fanon and Black movements of the present.

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‘Leaderful’ movements

May 7, 2016

A participant describes a four day retreat initiated by the Minn. Rye House Collective and facilitated by Black Lives Matter where he participated in demonstrations against the police murder of Jamar Clark and Target Fields exploitative use of mostly poor Black and brown people.

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