In June 2018, a long-awaited (re)translation of Mario Mieli's classic Elementi di critica omosessuale—a queer pushback against the seventies straight Left—came out for the Anglo-American market with the title Towards a Gay Communism. In February of the same year, italophone queer counter-publics had excitedly greeted the publication of Porpora Marcasciano's L'aurora delle trans cattive (The Dawn of the Bad Trans Women), a radical critique of contemporary assimilationist trans politics. In the 1970s, Marcasciano and Mieli were two key figures of the Gay Liberation movement, a theoretically sophisticated and lively chapter of the Italian radical Students and Workers movement that has been virtually ignored by historians of LGBT movements and twentieth-century Italy alike. After she came out as transgender in the 1980s, Marcasciano went on to become a tireless campaigner for trans rights and one of today's most beloved queer...

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