The Center for Cutural Studies presents
FMST Professor Bettina Aptheker
Wednesday, February 15 at 12:15p in Humanities 210
Queering the History of the Communist Left in the United States
In 2010 gays and lesbians of the U.S. Communist Party began publishing a newsletter, The Queer Communist, whose emblem is a pink triangle superimposed on a hammer and sickle, marking an extraordinary moment relative to the homophobic history and politics of the CPUSA. The paper analyzes this history.