Pinko is a biannual magazine of gay communism. In their manifesto, they propose a “sustained theoretical engagement with the problems posed by gender struggles against capitalism” to subject these struggles to comradely critique and furnish theoretical resources for this fight. In addition to publishing new thought, they are invested in resurrecting and critiquing older texts from this struggle, which is to say they are also concerned with what constitutes its archive.
During their residency at Wendy’s Subway, the Pinko Collective will engage with concepts currently circulating in the arenas of community accountability, self-criticism, and transformative justice through collective reading and study, as well as by conducting interviews with militants and practitioners contributing to these concepts and generating new writing on their political lineages and uses in the present. These interviews will be transcribed and preserved, and will inform a longer, forthcoming text on the current state of these concepts used in gender struggles against capitalism.
About Pinko Collective
Pinko is a collective for thinking gay communism together. They publish a biannual print issue, periodic zines, and host irregular essays, translations and archival material online. Pinko has held public programming at the New York Public Library, Bluestockings, NO BAR, The William Way Center, and The Paul Robeson House and Museum in Philadelphia, and other bookstores and cultural centers across the country.
The Wendy’s Subway Residency Program is made possible through a Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Art and Social Justice Grant, and through public funds from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by the Brooklyn Arts Council.