Anarchist? Queer? XY not?

Or to put it another way:

In Marvellous Melbourne, expressions of interest are being sought with regards the formation of an anarchist queer / queer anarchist group. It is presently The Collective With No Name, and is “open to anybody who identifies as Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Trans, Intersexual, Cisgender, Two Spirit, Androgyne, Genderqueer, Genderfuck, Fa’afafine*, non-heterosexual” and so on and so forth.

A blog is apparently being published, and meetings of interested parties organised (to be held, as I understand it, @ the ‘Melbourne Anarchist Resource Centre’, 62 St Georges Rd, Northcote). According to the riotous queer responsible: “The aim is to incorporate a stronger Queer perspective into the Anarcho [‘anarchist’] movement and to provide a space where Queer Anarchists can freely address issues important to their struggle”.

For further infos, please email : ben-j-g[at]hotmail[dot]com.

*See also : Johanna Schmidt, ‘Redefining Fa’afafine: Western Discourses and the Construction of Transgenderism in Samoa’, Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context, No.6, August 2001 | Queer – An Anarchist Deconstruction, (Anarchist Federation, UK), May 19, 2009 | ‘The Anarchy of Queer’, Jamie Heckert, 2006 [PDF] (Draft conference paper) | Anarchist Studies Network : Gender Reading List//Sexuality Reading List | International Foundation for Gender Education | Anarchism and Sexuality in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, Ninth conference in the Socialism and Sexuality Series, Leeds, 19th February 2010, Call for Papers, Deadline – 30th June 2009…

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About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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