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Solidarity and the Intersectional Queer

What does it mean to be intersectional and queer in Pakistan? 

It means we stand in solidarity with

Dalits

Christians

women

Sikhs

domestic workers

people who don’t make a living wage

mazdoor

sex workers

Hindus

Ahmedis

khwajasaras/hijras

transgender folks

fisher folks

landless peasants

indentured / bonded labourers

Hazaras

Shias

Balochis

Kashmiris

Siraikis

disabled people

immigrants

working class

Bengalis and Biharis

refugees & displaced persons

indigenous peoples

and anyone marginalized by privilege.

What does solidarity look like? 

Solidarity is not a place of comfort. It comes through struggling together, to find a place that we can stand and fight. There are no natural alliances. We have to work across our own boundaries, privileges and discomforts to come to a place where we can stand against oppression. The oppressions that are upon us maybe seem disparate, but they are connected. And it is only if we collectively raise our voices and stand against these multi-dimensional oppressions, that there can be change.

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