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"Our dreams have gotten so small"

- Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Gender JUST is a multi-racial, multi-generational collective with a diversity of marginalized gender and sexual identities, skills, cultures, abilities, citizenship status, educational backgrounds and income levels.


Working from an anti-capitalist and prison abolitionist framework, we are transforming our communities by disrupting race, class, gender, age, religion and ability hierarchies in the service of a multi-dimensional and powerful movement. We promote innovative, community-based solutions to safety, wellness, and resource disparities that are accountable to those most vulnerable to institutional violence and harm.

Who We Are

What We Do

We are committed to both direct action and radical analysis. Past campaigns have involved protesting Chicago Public School’s policies concerning LGBT students and the Center on Halsted’s policing of LGBT youth of color. We also organize workshops such as critiques of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex and the problems with sex-positivity as a radical position. In addition to our Chicago-based work, we produce manifestos on national and international conversations such as police brutality against people of color.

Upcoming Events

Gender JUST Open Meeting

Please join us to discuss our new campaign. Details to be announced. All interested in Gender JUST are welcome to attend.

Where: TBA

When: February 11, 2016. 1PM-4PM CST

Member Meeting

Unless otherwise announced, GJ monthly meetings are open to members only.

Time: Third Thursday of each month

Recent News

Queer Solidarities with Standing Rock: Gender JUST statement 

GetEQUAL invited GenderJUST to sign on to a petition calling on the HRC to engage in solidarity with Standing Rock through altering the ranking of Wells Fargo on the HRCs Corporate Equality Index. We declined to sign the petition and the following statement is our formulation of what we see as the forms of solidarity that Standing Rock is calling for in this moment of resurgent interest in transformative politics.

The full statement is available here.

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