Four years ago this week, we lost one of our best. Leslie Feinberg was an organizer, an activist, a butch dyke and pillar of the lesbian community, a powerful author, a tirelessly truth-seeking journalist, and one of the leading theorists of materialist feminism.
Hir last words were "remember me as a revolutionary communist"
Hir books are required reading for anyone who stands with the cause of trans liberation. Links to download some of them on this thread:
Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba, a journalistic book documenting the struggles and victories of the Cuban lgbtq community as part of the revolutionary process, from the pre-revolutionary times through the 2000’s https://www.workers.org/lavender-red/LavenderRed_Cubabook.pdf
Transgender Liberation: A movement whose time has come, a pamphlet of essays about the process of consolidating and organizing a movement for trans liberation https://www.workers.org/book/transgender-liberation-a-movement-whose-time-has-come/
(also the sequel Transgender Liberation: Beyond the Pink and Blue! but i can't find a pdf of it unfortunately)
Transgender Warriors: Making History From Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (I still need to read this one too)
also read this beautiful obituary of Leslie in Autostraddle https://www.autostraddle.com/leslie-feinberg-transgender-lesbian-activist-author-and-revolutionary-dies-at-65-264663/
And finally, if you know anyone who has any sway over at wikipedia, they use the wrong pronouns for hir and seriously downplay hir work as a revolutionary communist, it would be really nice to have those things fixed (there's an ongoing edit war about them) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Feinberg
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