Queer Socialists Working Group

The Queer Socialists Working Group helps coordinate DSA's work on LGBTQ issues with chapters and the national organization, based on the resolutions and statements passed by the NPC/National Convention. We further DSA's connections to LGBTQ organizations and aide in educating DSA members on these issues and how they relate to democratic socialism.

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Among other activities, we

  • advocate for LGBTQ liberation
  • create educational programs within DSA
  • coordinate efforts with like-minded groups
  • publish papers and pamphlets
  • support legislation to abolish discrimination against the LGBTQ community among other activities.

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Read DSA's Statement on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights

Listen here to historian John D'Emilio discuss LGBTQ Activism: A Brief History with Thoughts about the Future, recorded April 1, 2017.

 

Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
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Join DSA members Eric Brasure and Brendan Hamill to discuss the British film Pride (2014). It’s 1984, British coal miners are on strike, and a group of gays and lesbians in London bring the queer community together to support the miners in their fight. Based on the true story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. The film is available for rent on YouTube, Amazon, and iTunes. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

Film Discussion: Union Maids

September 24, 2017
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Join DSA member and labor historian Susan Hirsch in discussing Union Maids (1976). Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary follows three Chicago labor organizers (Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki, and Sylvia Woods) active beginning in the 1930s. The filmmakers were members of the New American Movement (a precursor of DSA), and the late Vicki Starr (aka Stella Nowicki) was a longtime member of Chicago DSA and the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. It’s available free on YouTube, though sound quality is poor. 8ET/7CT/6MT/5PT.