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Irresistable Revolution: Confronting race, class and the assumptions of LGBT politics

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From one of the nation's best-known social justice leaders and community activists comes a strategic and informed argument about the pitfalls of limited political vision, and the benefits of an agenda that encompasses, yet moves beyond, equality.

The LGBT movement is on one of the most active, contested, and engaging social movements in the world. This optimistic book chall
Published (first published May 29th 2012)
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Addressing the Truths, the Struggles, the Victories and the Possibilities

For the past thirty years the beautiful and very wise Urvashi Vaid has been one of the major spokespersons for social justice and her particular emphasis has been on the bringing to the attention of the world public the struggle of the LGBT community. Now in this engrossing book she offers nine essays that embrace subjects of profound concern to her - and to all citizens who truly care about equality and civil rights. To re
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This new book by Urvashi Vaid, the former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, combines lectures and essays from throughout Vaid's recent career critiquing both the tunnel vision of mainstream LGBT politics in the nonprofit world and the issues of race, class, and gender that continue to divide our community. Very rarely do people as entangled in the nonprofit sector as Vaid (a former employee at the Ford Foundation) speak as honestly and eloquently about the ways that ...more
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Required reading. Incisive and visionary ....
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Urvashi Vaid is an Indian-American LGBT rights activist. She received a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston in 1983, where she founded the Boston Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance, a non-partisan political organization that interviews and endorses candidates for political office and advocates for Boston's gay community. Her books are "Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of ...more
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