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Lavender and RedLiberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left$
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Emily K. Hobson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520279056

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520279056.001.0001

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24th and Mission

24th and Mission

Building Lesbian and Gay Solidarity with Nicaragua

(p.97) Chapter 4 24th and Mission
Lavender and Red

Emily K. Hobson

University of California Press

Gay and lesbian radicals opposed both the domestic and the foreign policies of the New Right and became allies to Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution. Starting in 1978, activists began to organize uniquely lesbian and gay solidarity with Nicaragua and to use these efforts to address tensions between sexuality, socialism, and racial and ethnic identities. Lesbian and gay solidarity was anti-imperialist, anti-militarist, and sought multiracial community in the San Francisco Mission District. Activists built groups including the Gay Latino Alliance, Gay People for the Nicaraguan Revolution, and Lesbians and Gays Against Intervention. By 1983 lesbian and gay radicals had won a major presence in Central American solidarity and forged networks tied to women of color feminism and the San Francisco Women's Building.

Keywords:   solidarity, Nicaragua, Central America, lesbian and gay solidarity, Sandinista Revolution, Mission District, San Francisco Women's Building, Gay Latino Alliance, Gay People for the Nicaraguan Revolution, Lesbians and Gays Against Intervention

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