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Queer Anticapitalism

For Marxists and anarchists involved in LGBTQ movements, it is imperative to understand the relationship between queer sexualities and capitalism, which has become the globally dominant economic system. This entry examines this relationship and its implications for LGBTQ individuals and communities.

Queer Anticapitalist Theory

As the LGBTQ movement has gained visibility, spaces of commerce such as bars, restaurants, and retail stores, as well as queer media including magazines or TV shows, have provided spaces for the development of queer counterpublics—groups of people who come together to challenge the dominant heterosexual way of thinking about sexuality. These are venues for expressions of queer cultural, political, and personal lifestyles. These spaces, however, have resulted in the buying and selling of LGBTQ products and lifestyles, displacing diverse sexual desires onto ...

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