The Against Equality collective asks some hard questions. These queer thinkers, writers, and artists are committed to undermining a stunted conception of equality. In this powerful book, they challenge mainstream gay and lesbian struggles for inclusion in elitist and inhumane institutions. More than a critique, "Against Equality" seeks to reinvigorate the queer political imagination with fantastic possibility
"In an era when so much of the lesbian and gay movement seems to echo the rhetoric of the mainstream Establishment, the work of Against Equality is an important provocation and corrective.... I hope this book is read widely, particularly by the people who will most disagree with it; in the tradition of the great political pamphleteers, this collection should spark debate around some of the key issues for our movement." Dennis Altman, author of "Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation"
"Against Equality issues a radical call for social transformation. Against and beyond the "holy trinity" of pragmatic gay politicsmarriage, militarism, and prisonthe queer and trans voices archived in this collection offer a radical left critique of neoliberalism, capitalism, and state oppression. In a format accessible and enlivening, equally at home in the classroom and on the street, this book keeps our political imaginations alive. Prepare to be challenged, educated, and inspired." Margot Weiss, author of "Techniques of Pleasure"
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