We’ve been pretty quiet as of late, but we’re still here archiving and agitating like we’ve done since we started making a ruckus in 2009. Our archives have grown by leaps and bounds as we work to include more older historical work as well as pieces from outside the United States. We’ve even lent our voices to a number of written pieces like, “Marching Toward Equality in the Military—But at What Cost?” as well as participating in numerous radio and print interviews like this in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
AE was also recently informed that the book coming out of the After Homosexual conference in Melbourne, Australia, at which Ryan Conrad presented for AE over a year ago, finally got the green light. A co-authored piece between Ryan Conrad, Yasmin Nair, and Karma Chávez, “Against Equality, Against Capitalism: Towards an Economic Critique of Gay Marriage,” will appear in the conference publication. The trio also co-authored the introduction of another forthcoming Australia-based book project called To The Exclusion of All Others where our foreword titled, “Against Equality: From the Belly of the Beast to the Land Down Under,” will appear. We are also currently working on a self-reflective piece for a queer archives special issue of the journal Radical History Review, tentatively titled “Against Equality: Radical Queer Memory and Action.”
In addition to our writing and archiving, collective members have made a few in-person appearances. On April 10, Karma Chávez spoke at Bluestocking Books in New York City to talk about Prisons Will Not Protect You, and on April 26, Ryan Conrad will appear on a panel at Wesleyan University titled Imagining Queer Justice: Prison Abolition and LGBT Hate Crimes Legislation along with author and AE contributor Eric A. Stanley and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s very own Reina Gossett (all thanks to the wonderful organizing of Margot Weiss). We continue to post about these events and others on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so make sure to join us there if you can.
More from us soon!