Manifesto

We are the Radical Queer Affinity Collective.

RADICAL: We favour non-institutionalized means of activism, and strive to rupture and dismantle dominant structures of privilege and power via direct action, art, and alternative reclamation of spaces.

QUEER: We aspire to disrupt the limiting imperatives of heteronormativity, homonormativity, and reproduction. We oppose homonationalism, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, and classism – in all their forms.

AFFINITY: Our community is based on the ideals of mutual trust and respect for each other. We value personal integrity, and passion for what we do and what we stand for.

COLLECTIVE: This group is an autonomous, decentralized entity, in which we strive for non-hierarchical, consensus-based decision-making.

The creation of this group was motivated by various discussions and the experiences of its members within various LGBTQI movements. We wanted to create a space/platform within the LGBTQI movement in Hungary to address and challenge issues like homonormativity, homonationalism, transphobia, the silencing of marginalized groups, and hierarchical decision-making. We wanted a space which acknowledges and interrogates the intersections between gender, race, class, sexuality, abilty, and ethnicity, while questioning and resisting the commodification of “queer”.

The main aim of this collective is to use grassroots instruments such as direct action and political art (visual, musical, theatrical, literary, etc.) to tackle these issues.

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