Occupy LA: Look for the Rainbow Flag as LGBTQ Affinity Group Forms

The 99% includes well, almost everyone. And within the 99% are the majority of LGBTQ, so activist John Wailbling has started a LGBTQ affinity group at Occupy LA to help articulate and expand upon their places in the progressive movement at at Occupy.

4 Responses to "Occupy LA: Look for the Rainbow Flag as LGBTQ Affinity Group Forms"
forest | Friday October 21, 2011 10:08 am 1

Seems to go against the spirit of OWS, just a lil?

There are people who show up only with antiwar signs and seems to keep to themselves. I suspect it’s just because they have moved their regular protest to OWS. I tried to have a conversation with one and he had no interest in talking with me and I didn’t show any dislike for him or negative feelings. I protested the wars for years until Obama was elected and then most of the group just up and quit. I just liked talking to everyone there.

I don’t know what’s going on with affinity groups, it just makes me wonder if it’s a positive or a minus and my first reaction is that it actually is a negative. Wiser folks and rational explanations for how this sort of division improves OWS could convince me otherwise but it would have to be a strong argument.

forest | Friday October 21, 2011 10:17 am 2

My comment at 1 specifically refers to ANY division into affinity groups. What does it mean to OWS, positives and negatives?

DonWilliams | Saturday October 22, 2011 12:49 am 3

I am appalled at the use of the bigoted term LGBTQ, which is excludes the intersexed and asexual.

Please, in the future, check your prejudices at the door and use LGBTQIA.

Lisa Derrick | Sunday October 23, 2011 10:22 am 4
In response to forest @ 2

Affinity groups seek to find common ground within their vibes within the larger Occupy movement and figure out ways that they can work to further economic justice as well as doing outreach to their community as a whole.

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