We, the members of the Queer Socialist Working Group, uphold that there can be no queer liberation without the dismantlement of global capitalism, and stress the need to work against its effects on the most marginalized of the LGBTQ+ community. We advocate for queer perspectives inside and outside of the organization, and empower our peers to take on leadership roles to carry our values forward.
We prioritize direct action benefiting those who have been most negatively impacted by capitalism, and combat the criminalization of LGBTQ+ bodies. We fight for queer-friendly healthcare, housing, and work places, as well as advocate for socialist anti-capitalist ideals within the framework of queer activism in Chicago at large. We also advise the chapter and other working groups on including queer perspectives and needs in their work. We organize community outreach and education events, and support legislation to abolish discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Queer Socialist Working Group, please email [email protected]