Yasmin Nair

Against Equality Auction: Putting Our Asses on the Line

Filed By Yasmin Nair | November 28, 2011 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality, The Movement
Tags: Against Equality, Don't Ask Don't Tell, gay marriage, Gays in the Military, naked men, Ryan Conrad

Well, at least one of them.

There's a long-held belief, in some quarters, that Against Equality is run by a bunch of secretive millionaires. How else could we possibly carry off all this fabulousness, people wonder - the books, the tours, the mutliple interviews, the media glitz?

The truth is we do it on credit cards, like every good American (and some Canadians). This time, following on the heels of our very successful first book, Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage, we are attempting to raise funds pro-actively and aggressively. To that end, Ryan Conrad, also a Bilerico contributor, is going (almost) all the way.

Thanks to the generous folks at 2B Magazine / Communications Être (Editor Jordan Arseneault, Publisher André Gagnon, and photographer César Ochoa) Against Equality is auctioning off a large photo print from Conrad's racy photo shoot for 2B's November issue.

Conrad, one of the Against Equality co-founders, is pictured here baring it all (well almost all!) with a copy of the collective's forthcoming anthology, Against Equality: Don't Ask to Fight Their Wars. This second Against Equality anthology gathers together pieces by contemporary radical voices critical of the mainstream gay community's uncritical approach to Don't Ask, Don't Tell and militarism more broadly.

Proceeds from this auction will help provide funds to the Against Equality collective to ensure that all of our publications remain available at no cost to incarcerated queer and trans people.

Click here to check out the auction!

And here, again, is that lovely image of Ryan.


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