About LAGAI - Queer Insurrection

Who We Are

We are a small independent radical queer activist group. We started in 1983 as Lesbians and Gays Against Intervention and have been through a bunch of name changes, but kept our acronym, even though no one can figure out what it stands for any more. We are so grassroots, you almost can't find the root. We get no grants (well, okay, we got two small grants from Resist about ten  years ago), have no staff, don't lobby, don't try to control the gay movement. We work on local San Francisco/Bay Area issues and national and international issues. We are the proud publishers of UltraViolet, a free newspaper which publishes about five times a year.

What We Believe

We are anti-authoritarian, anti-militarist, pro-feminist and anti-racist, and we demand that queer issues never be put on the back burner. We will accept nothing less than full civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, but we believe some rights are not worth fighting for. We do not think queers or straights should be in the military of a society like the u.s., or probably any government, and we feel that the queer liberation position is to oppose marriage as the central institution of patriarchy, not to try to get married ourselves.

Read  LAGAI member Kate's radical rant at the 2005 San Francisco Pride Celebration.

Listen to LAGAI member Deeg on Gendertalk Radio.

Check out UltraViolet, our official "organ".


Gay Marriage


What We Do

We do poster campaigns and small direct actions, and participate in larger demonstrations and organizing coalitions. We are active in protests against war, the death penalty and police brutality, in the Palestine solidarity movement  and the struggle to save social security and workers' rights.

You can contact us by clicking here or by writing to us at LAGAI, 3543 18th Street, #26, San Francisco, CA 94110.