As the policy of DADT, which barred gays and lesbians from participating openly in the US military, expired yesterday we don't find ourselves celebrating. Instead we are trying to imagine what a renewed, multifaceted anti-war movement could look like while busily plugging away on our latest archival anthology of writing and visual culture that critiques the prioritization of overturning DADT as well as gay and lesbian investments in militarism more broadly.
We hope that this anthology will serve as a historical reminder proving that not all us queer and trans folk were banging on the doors of the war machine begging to be rainbow colored cannon fodder. We also hope it will serve as yet another starting point for imagining other futures without war (including the material conditions that make wars "justifiable") and conjuring actions that will bring us closer to that reality.
The anthology, Against Equality: Don't Ask to Fight Their Wars, features writers like Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Kenyon Farrow, Tamara K. Nopper, Erica Meiners, Therese Quinn, Bill Andriette, Jamal Jones, yours truly, and more!
The book will be available in late October from our distributor, AK Press.
Image by Mr. Fish (clowncrack.com)