We often talk about “economic conservatism” and “social conservatism,” as if they’re entirely divorced topics. Emily Hobson tells us about gay and lesbian activists from the 1960s through the 1990s who understood sexuality and anti-capitalism to be inextricably linked.
Emily Hobson is Assistant Professor of History and Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the author of Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left. You can read more about her work here.