The Out In The City Christmas Party was held on 16 December 2021 at the Village Brassiere at Velvet on Canal Street in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village. More photos can be seen here.
As part of the “100” series, the BBC have created a timeline of LGBTQ+ stories and events within the context of the BBC broadcasts. It’s a long read, but very interesting and can be accessed here or via the Timeline drop down menu on the main page.
The Embrace of Capital
A member of Out In The City, Don Milligan, has written a thought provoking and provocative analysis of communism, from the point of view of a communist.
Don writes: “The “spectre of communism” which Karl Marx confidently evoked in 1848 is now nothing more than a ghostly and ghastly nightmare, without form or substance. This is because working people have developed a love-hate relationship with capitalism. They hate insecurity, inequality, and greed, and love civic and political freedom. They love mass consumption, and accept the logic of commerce.
Barreling along through wars, revolutions, epidemics, and crises of all sorts, working people in their millions have consistently dumfounded and dismayed the left, by their refusal to countenance any alternative to the capitalist mode of life. We have to ask: Is it possible to reverse this reality, and once again talk of the necessity of communism?”
There is a website to promote the book – more details can be found at www.embraceofcapital.net
Fundraiser following supertyphoon Odette
Another member of Out In The City, Bill Drayton, is organising a fundraiser for the relatives of his partner, Kim. The supertyphoon, Odette, has destroyed buildings and made many people homeless.
More details can be found here. Please consider a donation.