Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Thurs, 6/7, Jamaica Plain, "Organizing Meeting: Assessment of the Struggle for LGBT Rights"

7pm, Haymarket People's Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain (map)

In 2008, the passage of Proposition 8 in California sparked a resurgence in the movement for LGBT equality demonstrated in the hundreds of thousands who marched in Washington in the National Equality March. And over the last several years, the struggle for LGBT equality has won gains around repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, getting gay marriage laws passed in some states, and building a movement to combat homophobia and bigotry. The movement has displayed the power of masses of ordinary people to organize themselves and win reforms. But right now, the LGBT movement has slowed. Despite the gains the movement has made, there is so much more to win. Come to this week's meeting of the International Socialist Organization as we discuss the current state of the LGBT movement and debate its direction.

This discussion will be followed by a section about organizing for our upcoming Public Meeting "What do Marxists Mean by Revolution?" and the current debate in Socialist Worker about the Egyptian elections.