MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
Against Equality Dont Ask to Fight Their Wars
by Ryan Conrad
86p, b&w, softcover, 4"x7"
"The 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. It features an introduction by the inimitable Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and essays by writers of our digital archives on LGBT investments in militarism. This archival anthology asks why the historically left/ radical anti-war critique of war does not extend to DADT and the issue of queers in the military.
"Against Equality: Don't Ask to Fight Their Wars" provides hitherto unavailable set of critiques on a subject that has rarely been approached with much candor or nuance. Defying the prescriptive logic of "gay is good" that permeates mainstream gay politics, it seeks to interrogate the place of the military in a queer imagining of the world and simultaneously challenges the mainstream left to question its signing on to the damaging militarism of contemporary gay politics."