This article by Amber Hollibaugh was published in the Fall 2011/Spring 2012 Scholar and Feminist Online 10.1-10.2: A New Queer Agenda, guest edited by Joseph N. Defilippis, Lisa Duggan, Kenyon Farrow, and Richard Kim.
With this issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online and the Desiring Change report, the Barnard Center for Research on Women celebrated their ongoing collaboration with Queers for Economic Justice. Through this partnership, they have been engaging activists, academics and organizers around a vision and practice of cross-issue organizing that sees gender and sex as central to issues like immigration, poverty, homelessness, gentrification, and drug use.
“A New Queer Agenda,” along with another QEJ/BCRW collaboration, Desiring Change, does not just assert that sex and gender are connected to a range of social issues, but shows how we can work together to build larger and more effective movements for justice around such connections. Like Desiring Change, “A New Queer Agenda” pushes beyond the vision of security and belonging offered through gay marriage to a broader politics of economic, political and sexual justice for all.