Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy International Women's Day

Make a difference by celebrating, honoring and acting for full liberation for women. Annually, March 8th is International Women's Day. In particular queer women have been ignored by not only the broader global women's movement, but also within the LGBT movement. It is unacceptable that the Intl Women's Day website fails to acknowledge or mention lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans women. All women regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression deserve full recognition, respect and equality, and with that in mind here is a video to celebrate the day as well as some queer-centric feminist links.



Lesbian.org - Promoting lesbian visibility on the internet.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) - Lesbian, feminist non-profit law firm.

The Mautner Project - The health organization for lesbian, bisexual, and trans women.

International Foundation for Gender Education - Advocating for freedom of gender expression and an understanding of all identities.

Lesbian Herstory Archives - A record and collection of documents, photographs and videos containing lesbian events.

Zuna Institute - National advocacy coalition for black lesbians.

To learn more about the day and to get involved goto http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where do you get the impression that Mautner has anything to do with transwomen? As far as I can tell, their only interest in transwomen is in those who partner with lesbian WBW - their actual primary target group.

Queers United said...

That's true, they are targeting trans women who partner with women. I wish they were inclusive of trans women regardless of who they partner with, it seems odd. It would be a good thing to contact them over and hold them accountable since that is an odd mission statement.

T. R Xands said...

It is unacceptable that the Intl Women's Day website fails to acknowledge or mention lesbian, bisexual, queer, and trans women.

You know what, I've been on that site like three times now and I never caught that. That's pretty sad :/ thanks for sharing those links though.

Queers United said...

I think it is incredibly sad, but I find that the voices of LGBT people are pretty much shunned by "progressive" global causes and organizations.

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