Professor Roderick Ferguson Was Interviewed by Truthout

Professor Roderick Ferguson discussed the radical roots of the LGBTQ movements as well as the capitalist motivations for commodifying queerness. In the interview, he examines how the movement today can combat those motivations to return to a more intersectional movement.

"Yes, I was interested in the earlier emergence of gay respectability as well. It was one of the surprises, how soon after Stonewall it emerged and how it arose as a challenge to the lively anti-racist, anti-imperialist and socialist politics being developed by queer groups. To the extent that Pride becomes a way of externalizing anti-racist and anti-capitalist politics to “those other groups” is the extent to which Pride walks in this bourgeois legacy."