This article explores the evolution of the May Day Queer Contingent (MDQC) as a part of the annual Los Angeles May Day march. The MDQC is a notable example of the political mobilization led by queer women and transgender activists of color of the LGBTQ community, as it relates to the struggle for immigrant rights. Offering reflections from founders and key organizers, this paper considers the development of the MDQC; its engagement with other groups; intersectionality and queer women of color feminisms as a political project to confront a heteropatriarchal immigration reform movement.
Portillo Villeda, Suyapa G.; Ma, Eileen J.; Macías, Stacy I.; and Varela, Carmen
"The “Good,” the “Bad,” and the Queer Invisible: The Los Angeles May Day Queer Contingent,"
Diálogo: Vol. 18
, Article 4.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/dialogo/vol18/iss2/4
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