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Historian Martin Duberman asks: Has the gay movement failed?

Jun 27, 2018

  

On this edition of Your Call, historian and activist Martin Duberman discusses his new book Has the Gay Movement Failed? He argues that the left has sidelined radical goals to achieve more normative inclusion.

Through decades of activism, LGBTQ people have won major victories, but Duberman says the extent of this progress has been more broad and conservative than deep and transformative. What will it take to ensure a truly inclusive and expansive society? And what would that look like?

Guests:

Martin Duberman, gay rights activist, historian, playwright, and author of several books, including his latest, Has the Gay Movement Failed?

Lexi Adsit, translatina writer, storyteller, and stand-up comedian

Web Resources:

PopMatters: Historian Martin Duberman Puts Us to Task with 'Has the Gay Movement Failed?'

Good Men Project: Gay Historian Martin Duberman on Pride and why we Must Keep it Political

Vox: How LGBTQ Pride Month became a branded holiday