Mar 6, 2018
Da'Shaun Harrison is a student at Morehouse College studying
Sociology and African-American Studies. He is a Black Queer
organizer and abolitionist in Atlanta, GA, where he also has the
privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of the newly-founded
digital publication, Queer Black Millennial.
We talk to Da’Shaun about the time period in which he went
from mainstream to more radical politics, his involvement with the
first major protest against Hillary Clinton with #AUCShutItDown
during the 2016 election cycle.
Da’Shaun talks about his time as a sex worker, while being
homeless after coming out to his family and how these experiences
shaped his praxis as an organizer and a writer.
Da’Shaun talks about Rainbow Capitalism and Pinkwashing in
relation to Israel and the US and how the limited notions of what
queer liberation looks like within mainstream lesbian and gay
organizing has lead Da’Shaun to embrace a more anti-capitalist
Finally we talk to Da’Shaun in-depth about his piece “The
Black barbershop is both toxic and intimate for cashed Black men,”
and the reactions to it.