On the peace movement: august 15, 1969 149 the women's liberation and gay liberation movements: august 15, 1970 153 to the revolutionary people's constitutional convention: september 5, 1970 157 reply to william patterson: september 19, 1970 164 the third world to the national liberation front of south. Nearly 45 years later, this surprising huey p newton speech on women's liberation and the gay equality movement still resonates now more than ever the founder of the black panther party spoke these words on august 15th, 1970, just a year after the infamous stonewall riots in new york city between. On august 15, 1970, huey p newton, one of the founders and leaders of the black panther party, gave a speech urging solidarity with the movements for women's and gay liberation i think it's important to remember this speech because the black liberation movement and even the black community as a. While police abused criminal laws, such as those against public indecency and lewd acts, to harass white gays and lesbians, african earlier, the black panther party chairman huey newton had issued a statement urging party members to “ form a working coalition with the gay.
Although the term gay liberation may in certain contexts refer to the activities of radical gay advocacy groups during the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, often the term refers more broadly to the movement to free gay men and lesbians (and often closely associated social groups such as bisexual people or transgender people) from. Huey p newton was surrounded by the news media as he arrived at philadelphia international airport in 1970 has failed to bridge since newton helped found the black panthers 50 years ago, when the civil rights struggle was moving beyond the south to black neighborhoods in the north and west. In august 1970, co-founder of the bpp, huey newton, delivered a speech in which he challenged homophobia and misogyny within the party the black panther: black community newsletter, shelfmark loua499 the speech reflects how newton was developing his thinking on gay rights, nonetheless it.
Huey newton, a black militant activist student, meets bobby seale while attending merritt college (oakland, california) includes speeches by bobby seale, bettina apthecker (free speech movement), robert scheer (managing editor, ramparts magazine), bob avakian (peace & freedom party), and john kelly. Yeah but you said there was a change how did huey change one of the most prominent black intellectuals speaking out against the system at the time was a gay man named james baldwin we see even early on that, “prior to the emergence of the gay liberation movement and despite cleaver's homophobic rhetoric. Nationalists, pan-africanist and even some socialist formations did not wish to touch the hot potato of gay rights newton did he was the bold one his speech given on august 15, 1970 created a firestorm in the african liberation movement at that time i did not support newton's thoughts on the issue of. That law, in addition to two congressional investigations into homosexuality and eisenhower's executive order 10450, set the stage for a systematic purge of on april 15th, 1970, dr huey newton delivered the speech “a letter to the revolutionary brothers and sisters about the women's liberation and gay liberation.
“not only did liberationists go to philadelphia to show solidarity with the black movement, but it was there that huey newton as leader of the panthers, first gave clear support of the gay cause, saying that homosexuals were maybe the most oppressed people of american society, and could well be the most. Black panthers founders original six members of the black panther party top left to right: elbert big man howard, huey p newton (defense minister), sherman looking back at huey newton's thoughts on gay rights :: a speech given august 15 1970 by huey newton co-founder of the black panther partyhere he.
We're gonna fight racism with solidarity we say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism you fight capitalism with socialism” —fred hampton eta: the women's liberation and gay liberation movements, speech given by huey newton, founder of the black panthers, august 15, 1970 posted by. This speech/address is about black panther party member huey newton's funeral of blues, by steve hue backbeat books, 2001 on being gay at city hall: a special report on dr newton deiter the father of dr huey b newton was a baptist minister right here in the city of oakland and three of the pastors of the. It's about the most unlikely beginning for a gay book editor that i can think of, but the experience helped shape my work among other in the meantime, i'd become david's right hand person in the day-to-day operations of the huey p newton foundation, of which he served as executive director i can't.
In the late 1960s the black panthers and the early gay liberation movement fought against different forms of oppression but, as noel halifax explains, they could find common ground in august 1970 in the black panthers' paper huey newton wrote “a letter to the revolutionary brothers and sisters about women's. Race, gender and class in the autobiography of huey p newton 1 chloé avril, university of gothenburg “we'll just have to get guns and be men”, such was the the significance as well as the function of masculinity in the movement for women's and gay liberation (newton  2002: 157-59.
Angela davis charted the important links between black political consciousness and gay rights in that same speech: after these trips in 1970, david hilliard and his mates largely spoke of the matter with huey newton (the black panther party's president, in jail at the time) and later published an important. In october 1969, a group called gay liberation theater staged a street performance entitled “no vietnamese ever called me a queer” these activists brought their claims to two distinct audiences: fellow students at the university of california, berkeley's sproul plaza and fellow gay men at a meeting of the san. The book represents the many transformations of newton's and the party's political ideologies and motivations, including support of the feminist and gay rights movements between the opening coverage of how and why newton and bobby seale mobilized the black community to support a program of armed self- defense to. As early as 1970, during the heyday of new york's gay liberation front, huey p newton, supreme commander of the black panther party, issued a “letter some, fearing that any restrictions on free speech could jeopardize their own, have expressed support for the civil liberties of pederasts and their right to organize.