Rainbow-Washing’s True Colors

Abolition for the People

The Queer and Trans Fight for Liberation — and Abolition

LGBTQ activists have a long history of protesting against the violence of police and prisons

We are abolitionists because we know it is not a broken system that needs to be fixed — it is a system operating exactly as it was designed to operate and hurting the people it has always hurt, and it needs to be dismantled.

Dean Spade is author of Normal Life (2015) and Mutual Aid (2020). You can find his writing and videos at deanspade.net.

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