Ranging from 1970s New York to Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK, this episode explores where queer creativity is forged in the margins and considers the importance of taking up space.
November 20th marks Trans Day of Remembrance, an annual day of mourning for trans lives stolen by violence in the past 12 months. While many remembrance ceremonies are now moving from community centres to online platforms, the central purpose remains the same: to acknowledge and reckon with high rates of trans murder worldwide that are otherwise obscured from public view.
How can commemorating our activist past help to build new hope for political change? Looking back to 1969, when she received news of the Stonewall riots and the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz, Jewelle Gomez explores the significance of these vitally interlinked events that shaped her personal and political identity.