"I was a radical, a revolutionist. I am still a revolutionist... I'm glad I was in the Stonewall riot.
I remember when someone threw a Molotov cocktail, I thought: 'My God, the revolution is here. The revolution is finally here.'"
- Sylvia Rivera
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Crossroads Fund is celebrating fearless queer-led organizing in Chicago through a podcast named “Queering Left.”
Queering Left is a series of interviews with organizers who have participated in transformative and visionary Chicago movements and organizations. These interviews will trace how being queer has been defined as a radical political act and how new generations of queer organizers have continued to evolve the definition of queer politics since Stonewall. We hope to illustrate how queer rights are intersectional. Queer rights are women’s rights, immigrant rights, worker rights, the fight for abolition, and more.
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