Queer Survival Economies: Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies

This panel discussion featuring Kate D’Adamo, Hamid Khan, and Ola Osaze, and moderated by Amber Hollibaugh, was recorded at The Scholar & Feminist Conference 41: Sustainabilities. The conference took place on February 27, 2016 at Barnard College. For more information, see

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The Conference

Impacts of Economic Injustice on Vulnerable LGBTQ Communities

Jan 23-24, 2015
Murphy Institute


Economists have noted that the 2008 global economic crisis has created not a temporary recession, but a rearranging of the global economy that will impact us for decades to come. For LGBTQ communities, not only has the impact of the economic crisis been particularly severe, but also an analysis of the effects of the recession on LGBTQ communities is largely lacking.

This invisibility of the impact of the 2008 economic downturn on LGBTQ communities supports the absence of economic justice issues in the current LGBTQ movement, an absence which maintains the myth of LGBT wealth rather than conveying the reality of class and race as it meets sexual orientation and gender identity in the majority of queer lives.

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Gender, Justice, and Activisms in New York City

This video features a special pre-conference panel to the For the Public Good Conference, held on March 28, 2014 at Barnard College, co-sponsored by For the Public Good. The panel is comprised of Kate D’Adamo, Penelope Saunders, Reina Gossett, Amber Hollibaugh, Sydnie Mosley, and Tiloma Jayasinghe, and was moderated by Janet Jakobsen.

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