The LiveWire Lounge (3394 N Milwaukee) asked Quimby's if we wanted to curate a night at their lounge. And we said yes. So this is what we're bringing, a themed mix of reading and music with a very specific focus: Quimby's Night at LiveWire Lounge: 3 Songs, 3 Writers Reading About Those …
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."