Though the interpretations of the interplay between sexism and capitalism, between the personal and the political, vary across this spectacularly wide-ranging collection, each essay shares two fundamental premises. First, that the oppression of gays and lesbians is not an isolated case, and therefore their struggle is necessarily part of a larger movement for social liberation. And, second, that the experience of gays and lesbians uphold the basic tenets of a foundational Marxism, and that they are uniquely placed to contribute to a revitalisation of Marxist theory.
“After Stonewall, the queer left set out to create a culture that was both subversive and potentially revolutionary. Pink Triangles is a contribution to the rethinking and revitalization of socialist theory, unifying radical politics and subversive sexuality.”