After Stonewall, No.11, Fall 1980
Publisher: After Stonewall, Saskatoon, Canada
Periodical profile published 1980
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2181
Abstract: After Stonewall is a gay liberation magazine which presents itself as an alternative to what it describes as 'ghetto-defined' publications. It represents a critical analysis of gay life and the gay liberation movement from a feminist perspective.
The major work in this edition completes a series of articles on Gay Male Separatism/Gay Male Feminism. Part II of the series suggests that gay male activists have not learned new styles of leadership or shared power. Enjoying the privileges of being male has meant they are unwilling to dialogue with those supporting a feminist worldview. This has resulted in the alienation of women and many others and the stagnation of today's movement. They have profoundly misread the reasons for political action. They see only the public character if our struggle to be a vehicle for raiding demands for reforms of existing society. They fail to grasp that one reason for public action is the emotional lift it gives gay people to be able to express publicly their pride and in so doing provide an example for others."
In Part IV, the article suggests that "gay male leaders have tried to appeal non-sexist without giving up any power as men." Today the movement is in a crisis; it is no longer cohesive, but diverse and fragmented.
Other articles in this edition pursue other specific issues of leadership and direction of the movement.
[Periodical profile published 1980]