Green, pink, and Lavender: Banishing ecophobia through queer ecologies

Ethics and the Environment 16 (2):115-126 (2011)
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In 1995, when I was actively speaking and organizing in the U.S. Greens, a lesbian delegate from Colorado approached me with a dilemma: her state had put forth a constitutional amendment that would strip civil rights protections from gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. She felt passionate about environmental politics but feared for her life if this amendment passed. Where should she direct her political energy? Which part of her identity should she prioritize: her ecological self, or her lesbianism?When progressive political movements fail to recognize the intersections of oppression, we lose political power: coalitions become less stable, and activists are forced to choose their "first emergency" while backgrounding ..



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