Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics
by Urvashi Vaid
Magnus Books. 238 pages, $21.95
IRRESISTIBLE REVOLUTION collects nine essays, each an expanded and updated version of a lecture given by author Urvashi Vaid. Taken together, they make the case that the current run of political victories for the GLBT movement has come at the cost of many of the ideals it was once founded upon. No longer a progressive movement working for racial, gender, and economic equality (along with reproductive freedom, environmental justice, and so on), “GLBT politics” currently appears to be throwing most of its weight into marriage equality and short-term political gains with very little thought for the long view. Also neglected are the “B” and “T” components of the GLBT movement.